This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in Spain. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type Description and comments
January 1 Wednesday New Year's Day Public holiday

The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

January 6 Monday Epiphany Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ.

February 14 Friday St. Valentine's Day Observance

Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love.

February 26 Wednesday Ash Wednesday Observance

Christian holy day of prayer, fasting and repentance, it falls on the first day of Lent

April 5 Sunday Palm Sunday Observance

Christian feast that commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. It falls on the Sunday before Easter.

April 9 Thursday Maundy Thursday Observance

Christian holiday falling on the Thursday before Easter, which commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles

April 10 Friday Good Friday Public holiday

Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday

April 13 Monday Easter Monday Observance

It's the day after Easter Sunday and is a Christian holiday in some countries.

May 1 Friday International Workers' Day Public holiday

It's a celebration of labourers and the working classes which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.

May 3 Sunday Mothers' Day Observance

Celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. First Sunday of May in Spain

May 31 Sunday Pentecost Observance

The Christian feast day, which is celebrated ten days after Ascension Thursday, commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ

August 15 Saturday Assumption of Mary Public holiday

The Assumption is important to many Christians as the Virgin Mary's heavenly birthday (the day that Mary was received into Heaven).

October 12 Monday Fiesta Nacional de España Public holiday

The national day of Spain, commemorates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's first arrival in the Americas.

November 1 Sunday All Saints' Day Public holiday

Commemoration day for all Christian saints

December 6 Sunday Constitution Day (Español) Public holiday

Anniversary of the Spanish constitutional referendum

December 8 Tuesday Feast of the Immaculate Conception Public holiday

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception celebrates the solemn celebration of belief in the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary.

December 24 Thursday Christmas Eve Observance

Christian holiday, day or evening preceding the traditional birthday of Jesus

December 25 Friday Christmas Day Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Held on December 25th in Western Christianity and some Eastern churches, and on January 7th in Oriental Orthodoxy churches and most Eastern churches

December 31 Thursday New Year's Eve Observance

The final day of the Gregorian year

Holidays in Spain in 2020

This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in Spain. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type Description and comments
January 1 Wednesday New Year's Day Public holiday

The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

January 6 Monday Epiphany Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ.

February 14 Friday St. Valentine's Day Observance

Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love.

February 26 Wednesday Ash Wednesday Observance

Christian holy day of prayer, fasting and repentance, it falls on the first day of Lent

April 5 Sunday Palm Sunday Observance

Christian feast that commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. It falls on the Sunday before Easter.

April 9 Thursday Maundy Thursday Observance

Christian holiday falling on the Thursday before Easter, which commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles

April 10 Friday Good Friday Public holiday

Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday

April 13 Monday Easter Monday Observance

It's the day after Easter Sunday and is a Christian holiday in some countries.

May 1 Friday International Workers' Day Public holiday

It's a celebration of labourers and the working classes which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.

May 3 Sunday Mothers' Day Observance

Celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. First Sunday of May in Spain

May 31 Sunday Pentecost Observance

The Christian feast day, which is celebrated ten days after Ascension Thursday, commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ

August 15 Saturday Assumption of Mary Public holiday

The Assumption is important to many Christians as the Virgin Mary's heavenly birthday (the day that Mary was received into Heaven).

October 12 Monday Fiesta Nacional de España Public holiday

The national day of Spain, commemorates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's first arrival in the Americas.

November 1 Sunday All Saints' Day Public holiday

Commemoration day for all Christian saints

December 6 Sunday Constitution Day (Español) Public holiday

Anniversary of the Spanish constitutional referendum

December 8 Tuesday Feast of the Immaculate Conception Public holiday

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception celebrates the solemn celebration of belief in the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary.

December 24 Thursday Christmas Eve Observance

Christian holiday, day or evening preceding the traditional birthday of Jesus

December 25 Friday Christmas Day Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Held on December 25th in Western Christianity and some Eastern churches, and on January 7th in Oriental Orthodoxy churches and most Eastern churches

December 31 Thursday New Year's Eve Observance

The final day of the Gregorian year

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