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Spain Public Holidays 2021 (Official List) Expat Tips

The official list of public and bank holidays in Spain for 2021 has now been published by the Spanish government’s BOE state bulletin.

In 2021, there will be a total of nine national holidays which can be enjoyed by all of the autonomous communities.

As well as this, each autonomous region will have their own independent holidays which we have also listed below.

Finally, local councils will also offer at least two additional public holidays each year.

The Nine National Holidays in Spain for 2021

The nine bank holidays that will be available throughout Spain for 2021 will be:-

  • January 1 (Friday): New Years Day
  • January 6 (Wednesday): Epiphany of the Lord (Magi)
  • April 2 (Friday): Good Friday
  • May 1 (Saturday): Labour Day
  • October 12 (Tuesday) Spanish National Day
  • November 1 (Monday): All Saints’ Day
  • December 6 (Monday): Spanish Constitution Day
  • December 8 (Wednesday): Immaculate Conception
  • December 25 (Saturday): Christmas Day

Holidays by Autonomous Community for 2021

As well as the national holidays, each of the autonomous regions choose three additional dates according to their own traditions.

Andalusia

March 1 (Monday): Andalusia Day, April 1: Maundy Thursday, August 16 (Monday): Assumption Day

Aragon

April 1: Maundy Thursday, April 23 (Friday): Aragon Day, August 16 (Monday): Assumption Day

Asturias

April 1: Maundy Thursday, August 16 (Monday): Assumption Day, September 8 (Wednesday): Asturias Day

Balearic Islands

April 1: Maundy Thursday, April 5: Easter Monday, March 1 (Monday): Balearic Day

Basque Country

March 19 (Friday): San José, April 1: Maundy Thursday, April 5: Easter Monday

Canary Islands

April 1: Maundy Thursday, August 16 (Monday): Assumption,

The third holiday for each of the islands are:-

Tenerife (February 2, Tuesday), El Hierro (July 3, Saturday), La Palma (August 5, Thursday), Gran Canaria (September 8, Wednesday), Lanzarote (September 15, Wednesday), Fuerteventura (September 17, Friday), and La Gomera (October 4, Monday).

Cantabria

April 1: Maundy Thursday, July 28 (Wednesday): Cantabria Day, September 15 (Wednesday): Virgen de la Bien Aparecida (Patron Saint of Cantabria)

Castilla-La Mancha

April 1: Maundy Thursday, May 31 (Monday): Castilla-La Mancha Day, June 3 (Monday): Corpus Christi

Castilla y León

April 1: Maundy Thursday, April 23 (Friday): Castilla y León Day, August 16 (Monday): Assumption Day

Catalonia

April 5: Easter Monday, June 24 (Thursday): San Juan, September 11 (Saturday): Catalonia Day

Extremadura

March 19 (Friday): San José, April 1: Maundy Thursday, September 8 (Wednesday): Extremadura Day

Galicia

March 19 (Friday): San José, April 1: Maundy Thursday, May 17 (Monday): Día das Letras Galegas

La Rioja

April 1: Maundy Thursday, April 5: Easter Monday, June 9 (Wednesday): La Rioja Day

Madrid

April 1: Maundy Thursday, March 19 (Friday): San José, May 3 (Monday): Community of Madrid Day

Murcia

March 19 (Friday): San José, April 1: Maundy Thursday, June 9 (Wednesday): Murcia Region Day

Navarra

March 19 (Friday): San José, April 1: Maundy Thursday, April 5: Easter Monday, December 3 (Friday): San Francisco Javier

Valencian Community

March 19 (Friday): San José, April 5: Easter Monday, June 24 (Thursday): San Juan, October 9 (Saturday): Valencian Community Day

Ceuta

April 1: Maundy Thursday, June 14 (Monday): San Antonio, July 20 (Tuesday): Passover of the Sacrifice, August 5 (Thursday): Our Lady of Africa, September 2 (Thursday): Ceuta Day. The above includes two local holidays.

Melilla

March 13 (Saturday): Melilla Regional Day, April 1: Maundy Thursday, July 21 (Wednesday): Feast of the Sacrifice, September 8 (Wednesday): Virgen de la Victoria, September 17 (Friday): Melilla Day. The above includes two local holidays.