Labor Day in Spain

May 1st is Labor Day in Spain. This is a national holiday celebrating Spain´s economic and social achievements for workers all over the country. Also known as May Day, Labor Day means that most businesses are closed on May 1st. Public offices and schools are closed, shops and commercial centers close, public transport runs on a "holiday schedule" meaning reduced lines and times, museums and restaurants are usually open as well as other attractions that often even have extended opening hours, and you may have noticed already that taxi and toll road fares increase to take advantage of the holiday makers, particularly in Marbella.

Labor Day in Spain 2015

This year 2015 Labour Day falls on a Friday. Which makes a nice three day weekend. 

When Labour Day falls on a weekend or close to one, then another day may be taken off to create a "puente" (bridge) so that the public can have a longer holiday. 

What to do on Labor Day in Spain

You can usually count on good weather in Marbella during the month of May, so break out that swimsuit and head to the beach. Marbella is well known for its "chiringuitos" (beach bars/restaurants) so it is a perfect day to try one out. Be sure to make reservations, because as most businesses are closed and kids are out of school, going out for lunch is what most locals and tourists do, so it may get crowded.

Comments for Labor Day in Spain

Apr 30, 2012
by: Elaine 

Just a slight amendment!!! We are running the kids' camp until 2pm !! 

The children will have loads of fun bouncing on the castle and trampoline, having mini-tennis tuition, playing mini-golf, face-painting, football, fun games and painting and drawing!! 

Apr 27, 2012
Shopping in Marbella 
by: Marbella Family 

Keep in mind that this year (2012) El Corte Inglés and La Cañada shopping centers are open on Monday April 30, but closed on Tuesday May 1. Apr 28, 2011
Labour Day Kids' Camp at The Multisports Club 
by: The Multisports Club 

The Multisports Club, Aloha Gardens, Nueva Andalucia (tlf. 678 286 490) will be open on Labour Day and will be providing a Kids' Sports Camp for boys and girls aged between 4 and 14 years, starting at 10.00am and finishing at 1pm. The price will be just 15 euros per child (refreshments included in the price!).