Public Holidays in Spain

public holidays in spain - national holidays

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN SPAIN - When living or vacationing on the Costa del Sol it is important to be familiar with the Spanish public holidays. These public holidays in Spain are taken quite seriously by local businesses and most stores and shops will be closed to observe the holiday. Make sure you fill the refrigerator and get whatever supplies you need before the holiday to avoid disappointment. I have driven all the way to IKEA to find it all locked up due to local holiday. Very disappointing indeed.    


  • January 1st: New Years Day
  • January 6thThree Kings Day or Epiphany
  • April 14th: All Saints Day
  • May 1st: Day of the Worker
  • August 15th: Assumption of Mary
  • October 12th: Spanish National Day
  • November 1st: All Saints Day
  • December 6th: Constitution Day
  • December 8th: Immaculate Conception
  • December 25th: Christmas Day
  • December 26th: Nativity of the Lord


  • February 28th: Andalusia Day
  • June 11th: San Bernabé
  • June 23rd: San Juan
  • October 19th: San Pedro Alcántara
  • November 1st: All Saints Day
  • December 6th: Constitution Day
  • December 26th: St Stephen's Day

OTHER RElevant Dates

  • January 2nd: New Year's Subsitute Day
  • February 14th: Valentines Day
  • March 11th: Mothers Day UK
  • March 17th: St Patrick's Day UK
  • March 19th: Fathers Day SPAIN
  • March 25th: Good Friday UK
  • March 28th: Easter Monday UK
  • April 1st: April's fools Day UK
  • April 14th: Good Friday UK
  • April 17th: Easter Monday UK
  • May 7th: Mothers Day SPAIN
  • May 1st: Early May bank holiday UK 
  • May 29th: Spring bank holiday UK
  • June 18th: Fathers Day UK
  • August 29th: Summer bank holiday UK
  • November 5th: Guy Fawkes Night UK
  • December 26th: Boxing Day
  • December 27th: Christmas Substitute Day

Dates provided by the Junta de Andalucia official page.

What do you do if you need to buy something on a public holiday in Spain?

Open Cor -  OpenCor is a convenience store open 18 hours a day 365 days in the year. This is El Corte Ingles' answer to convenience shopping. It is ideal for last-minute or gift purchases. It offers a fast, convenient and quality way to buy food, press, toys... in all neighborhoods.

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Holiday Events in Marbella and the Costa del Sol

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San Juan Fiesta - 23 June 2016 
Bonfire, live music, fireworks, barbecue, DJ and special guests. Bono Beach in Elviria is hosting a huge party on June 23rd 2016 for Noche de San Juan …

St Patrick's Day - 19 - 20 March 2016  
St. Patrick's Day in Marbella will be celebrated this year with special lighting and activities in the Marina. The festival is organised by the Department …

Kids Workshops - Semana Blanca 2016 
Marbella's Kids Workshops: Painting a Story 22 Monday and 24 Wednesday 11:00 - 13:00 Play with paper 23 Tuesday and 25 Thursday 11:00 - 13:00 …

Semana Blanca - 28 February 2016 - Marbella Theatre 
Street Processions and musical productions in Marbella the 28 February at 20:00 to celebrate "Semana Blanca".

Valentines Day at Hard Rock Cafe 
Hard Rock Cafe will be holding two great events for Valentines Day. Get married with Elvis at their White Chapel and cherish the moment with a certificate …

The Multisports Club Semana Blanca Camp 2016 
The Multisports Club will be hosting a summer camp from the 15-26 February from 10:00 to 14:00. They have fully-monitored football astro-turf pitches, …

Fantasy Land Semana Blanca Camp 2016 
Kids Camp on SEMANA BLANCA from 22-26 of February everyday 9:30am-14:00pm € 10 per day per child. Food is not included in the price. Booking in advance …

Montessori Workshops: Philosophy and Materials.  
Families with babies from 0 to 3 years of age are welcomed to these workshops. these are directed to parents who are interested in the Montessori philosophy …

Parapadeos Semana Blanca Camp 2016 Not rated yet
Parpadeos will be hosting a Camp from 22 Monday to 26 Friday from 10:00 to 13:00. Activities will include cooking ecological recipes. Reservations …

Spanish National Bank Holidays Not rated yet
SPANISH NATIONAL HOLIDAYS - 2014 Wednesday, January 1st - New Years Day / Ano Nuevo Monday, January 6th - 3 Kings Day / Dia de los Tres Reyes …

Noche de San Juan Description Not rated yet
La Noche de San Juan, or San Juan Night, is a festival marked by ritual and celebrated throughout Spain commemorating the shortest night and longest day …

Andalusia Day Not rated yet
Andalusia Day, Día de Andalucía in Spanish, is a holiday celebrated only in the region of Andalucia to commemorate the referendum for Andalucia to become …

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