Public holidays 2008 in Spain

On this page you will find the Public holidays 2009 in Spain

Should you like to be informed of the publication of the Spanish holidays calendar for the coming year, you can register into my mailing-list, on the following page: You will receive some four (or five) e-mails per year, one of them in autumn, after due publication in the Official Bulletin of the State, containing this calendar of Spanish holidays.

Please note that January 2nd, the Ascension Day and Whit Monday are not public holidays in Spain. Except for Madrid, the purely local public holidays are not indexed below. There are two or three of them in each city or village, which isn't so much, but if you travel, you probably can spend the year in public holidays…

Date Festivity Concerned area  
January 1st New Year Spain Street of an Alpujarras village in Andalusia

Alpujarras: the winter in Ugíjar

January 7th Monday of Epiphany or Twelfth Day; compensation in certain autonomous communities for the Epiphany, in 2008 celebrated on a Sunday Andalusia
Canary Islands
Both Castiles
Ceuta & Melilla
February 2nd Our Lady of Candlemas Tenerife (Canary I.)
February 28th Day of Andalusia Andalusia
March 1st Day of Balearic Islands Balearic Islands
March 19th St.-Joseph Castilla La Mancha
Valencian Cty.
Basque Country
March 20th Maundy Thursday Spain, except
Spring on a Cumbre del Sol beach (Benitachell, Costa Blanca)

The spring in La Cumbre del Sol (Benitachell, Costa Blanca)

March 21st Good Friday Spain
March 24th Easter Monday Balearic Islands
Valencian Cty.
Basque Country
La Rioja
April 23rd Day of the Communities: Aragon
Castilla y León
May 1st Labour Day Spain
May 2nd Day of the autonomous region Madrid
May 15th San Isidro Madrid (city)
May 17th Day of the Letters Galicia
May 22nd Corpus Christi: no official holiday; according to your destination, it is advisable to enquire
May 30th Day of the Community Canary Islands
May 31st Day of the Community Castilla La Mancha
June 9th Day of the autonomous regions Murcia
La Rioja
Andalusian village place in the Alpujarras

Summer in the Alpujarras, Granada Povince

June 24th Saint-John: also check according to your destination, mainly in the Valencian community Catalonia
July 25th Saint-James Galicia
Basque Country
La Rioja
July 28th Institutions Day Cantabria
August 5th Our Lady of the Snows La Palma (Canary I.)
August 15th Assumption Spain
September 2nd Day of Ceuta Ceuta
September 8th Day of the Communities Asturias
Gran Canaria
Sunset over the Sierra Helada between Calpe and Benidorm, Costa Blanca

Costa Blanca: the autumn in Calpe

September 11th Diada Nacional Catalonia
September 15th Day of the community and regions Cantabria
Lanzarote (Canary I.)
September 20th Our Lady of La Peña Fuerteventura (Can.)
September 24th Our Lady of the Kings El Hierro (Canary I.)
October 6th Our Lady of Guadeloupe La Gomera (Canary I.)
October 9th Day of Valencia Valencian Cty.
October 13th Day of Hispanity's Monday; compensation in certain autonomous communities for the Hispanity Day, in 2008 celebrated on a Sunday Andalusia
Balearic Islands
Castilla y León
Ceuta & Melilla
November 1st All Saints'day Spain
November 9th La Almudena Madrid (city)
December 3rd Unofficial holiday (check) in Navarra The Las Rotas beach in Denia, Costa Blanca

Costa Blanca: the winter in Denia

December 6th Constitution Day Spain
December 8th Immaculate Conception Spain
December 25th Christmas Spain
December 26th Saint-Stephen Catalonia
Balearic Islands
January 1st, 2009 New Year Spain
January 6th, 2009 Epiphany, Twelfth Day Spain

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