Public Spanish Holidays In 2021

Public holidays are always a cause for celebration in Spain. Whether you live in Spain and want to plan a weekend getaway, or live elsewhere and want to visit Spain for the holidays, booking your flights and accommodation early is the best way to get a good deal. Many Spanish travelers choose to take puentes around the public holidays. This is the custom of taking the day off to bridge the weekend with the holiday. And if you want to follow suit and extend your holiday time too, now is the time to start planning!

With that in mind, here is the full list of official Spanish public holidays in 2021:

(And because 2020 isn’t quite over yet, you can find the list of 2020 Spanish public holidays here)

National Public Holidays

Not every public holiday is celebrated in every region. In 2021 there will be eight public holidays that are celebrated across the whole of Spain. They are:

January 1st: New Year’s Day. (In 2021 this falls on a Friday)

April 2nd: Good Friday

May 1st: Workers' Day (In 2021 this falls on a Saturday)

October 12th:  Spanish National Day (In 2021 this falls on a Tuesday)

December 6th: Constitution Day (In 2021 this falls on a Monday)

December 8th: Immaculate Conception (In 2021 this falls on a Wednesday)

December 25th: Christmas Day (In 2021 this falls on a Saturday)

Regional Public Holidays

Whilst it is a given that every person living in Spain will be able to take the day off work for these eight public holidays, the other public holidays that you will be able to take if you live in Spain will vary from region to region. If you’re hoping to get away then It’s worth looking for regions that aren’t celebrating public holidays at the same time as you, as these will be less crowded with locals as well as visitors. It’s also worth noting that each local region will also have an additional two days of public holidays, for local Saint’s days, as well as the dates that are outlined below.

To help you make these decisions, here is a list of additional public holidays for 2021, broken down by region:

Andalusia

January 6: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (This falls on a Wednesday)
March 1st:  February 28th: A roll over for Andalusia Day on Feb 28th which falls on a Sunday this year (This falls on a Monday)
April 1st: Maundy Thursday
August 16th: A rollover of Assumption of Mary, which falls on a Sunday this year (This falls on a Monday)

Aragon

January 6: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (This falls on a Wednesday)
April 1st: Maundy Thursday
April 23rd: St George’s Day and Aragon regional day (This falls on a Friday)
August 16th: A rollover of Assumption of Mary, which falls on a Sunday this year (This falls on a Monday)

 Asturias

January 6: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (This falls on a Wednesday)
March 19th: St Joseph's Day/Father's Day (This falls on a Friday)
April 1st: Maundy Thursday
September 8th: Asturian Regional Day (This falls on a Wednesday)

Balearic Islands

January 6: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (This falls on a Wednesday)
March 1st: Balearic Island Day (This falls on a Monday)
April 1st: Maundy Thursday
April 5th: Easter Monday

Basque Country

January 6: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (This falls on a Wednesday)
March 19th: St Joseph's Day/Father's Day (This falls on a Friday)
April 1st: Maundy Thursday
April 5th: Easter Monday

Canary Islands

January 6: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (This falls on a Wednesday)
April 1st: Maundy Thursday
August 16th: A rollover of Assumption of Mary, which falls on a Sunday this year (The holiday is moved to Monday)

The fourth regional bank holiday is chosen by each individual island and will be:

February 2nd for Tenerife
July 3rd for El Hierro
August 5th for La Palma
September   8th for Gran Canaria
September 15th for Lanzarote
September 17th for Fuerteventura
October 4th for La Gomera

Cantabria

January 6: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (This falls on a Wednesday)
April 1st: Maundy Thursday
July 28th: Cantabrian Institutions Day  (This falls on a Wednesday)
September 15th: Patron Saint of Cantabria (Virgen de la Bien Aparecida) (This falls on a Wednesday)

 Castilla-La Mancha

January 6: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (This falls on a Wednesday)
April 1st: Maundy Thursday
July 28th: Cantabrian Institutions Day (This falls on a Tuesday)
May 31st: Day of Castilla-La Mancha (This falls on a Monday)
June 3rd Corpus Christi (This falls on a Thursday)

Castile and León

January 6: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (This falls on a Wednesday)
April 1st: Maundy Thursday
April 23rd: Castile and León Day (This falls on a Friday)
August 16th: A rollover of Assumption of Mary, which falls on a Sunday this year  (The holiday is moved to Monday)

Catalonia

January 6: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (This falls on a Wednesday)
April 5th: Easter Monday
June 24th: San Juan  (This falls on a Thursday)
September 11th: Diada/Catalonia National Day (This falls on a Saturday)

 Ceuta

January 6: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (This falls on a Wednesday)
April 1st: Maundy Thursday
July 20th: Eid al-Adha - Festival of Abraham’s Sacrifice - (This falls on a Tuesday)
September 2nd: Ceuta Day (This falls on a Thursday)

Extremadura

January 6: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (This falls on a Wednesday)
March 19th: St Joseph's Day/Father's Day (This falls on a Friday)
April 1st: Maundy Thursday
September 8th: Extremadura Regional Day  (This falls on a Wednesday)

Galicia

January 6: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (This falls on a Wednesday)
March 19th: St Joseph's Day/Father's Day (This falls on a Friday)
April 1st: Maundy Thursday
May 17th: Galician Literature Day (This falls on a Monday)

La Rioja

January 6: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (This falls on a Wednesday)
April 1st: Maundy Thursday
April 5th: Easter Monday
June 9th: La Rioja Regional Day (This falls on a Wednesday)

 Madrid

January 6: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (This falls on a Wednesday)
March 19th: St Joseph's Day/Father's Day (This falls on a Friday)
April 1st: Maundy Thursday
May 3rd: Community of Madrid Day a rollover because Dos de Mayo falls on a Sunday. (The holiday is celebrated on a Monday)

Melilla

January 6: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (This falls on a Wednesday)
March 13th: Melilla Regional Day (This falls on a Saturday)
April 1st: Maundy Thursday
July 21st: Eid al-Adha - Festival of Abraham’s Sacrifice - (This falls on a Wednesday)

 Murcia

January 6: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (This falls on a Wednesday)
March 19th: St Joseph's Day/Father's Day (This falls on a Friday)
April 1st: Maundy Thursday
June 9th: Murcia Day (This falls on a Wednesday)

Navarra

January 6: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (This falls on a Wednesday)
March 19th: St Joseph's Day/Father's Day (This falls on a Friday)
April 1st: Maundy Thursday
April 5th: Easter Monday

Valencia

January 6th: Epiphany / Three Kings Day (This falls on a Wednesday)
March 19th: St Joseph's Day/Father's Day (This falls on a Friday)
April 5th: Easter Monday
June 24th: San Juan (Friday)

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