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2016 Holidays in Spain – By the Month

If you are considering taking a holiday in Spain and aren't already set on a specific time, then it might be worth your efforts to do a little research about the Spanish holidays before making a decision. By learning a little more about when each of the Spanish holidays occurs, perhaps you can plan your vacation to coincide with a holiday and get an extra special treat.

Here is a month-by-month breakdown of the holidays in Spain for 2016. To help you with your Spanish language learning, Spanish translations have also been provided for each of the months listed.


Spanish holidays in January (Enero)

January 1: New Year's Day
January 6: Epiphany


Spanish holidays in February (Febraro)

February 29: Andalucía Day


Spanish holidays in March (Marzo)

March 1: Balearic Islands
March 19: Father's Day & St. Joseph's Day
March 24: Maundy Thursday
March 25: Good Friday
March 28: Easter Monday


Spanish holidays in April (Abril)

April 4: Feast of San Vincent Ferrer
April 23: Community Day & St. George's Day


Spanish holidays in May (Mayo)

May 1: Labour Day & Mother's Day
May 2: Community Festival of Madrid & Labour Day Holiday
May 15: Feast of St. Isidro
May 16: Whit Monday
May 17: Galician Literature Day
May 26: Corpus Christi
May 30: Canary Islands
May 31: Castilla-La Mancha


Spanish holidays in June (Junio)

June 9: La Rioja & Murcia
June 13: Feast of St. Anthony
June 24: Feast of St. John the Baptist


Spanish holidays in July (Julio)

July 25: St. James Day
July 28: Day of Cantabria Institutions


Spanish holidays in August (Agosto)

August 5: Our Lady of Africa
August 15: Assumption Day


Spanish holidays in September (Septiembre)

September 2: Ceuta Day
September 8: Day of Extremadura & Day of Asturias
September 11: Catalonia
September 12: Aid El Kebir
September 15: Lady of Aparecida
September 17: Day of Melilla


Spanish holidays in October (Octubre)

October 7: Basque Constitution Day
October 9: Valencian Community Day
October 12: Hispanic Day


Spanish holidays in November (Noviembre)

November 1: All Saints' Day


Spanish holidays in December (Diciembre)

December 3: Feast of St. Francis Xavier
December 6: Constitution Day
December 8: Immaculate Conception Day
December 25: Christmas Day
December 26: Christmas Holiday


*Please note that not all holidays are celebrated in all regions in Spain.

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The Fine Print

I don't speak Spanish myself, so there could be mistakes in the translations. Most of what is here is user-submitted, but I do try to check for accuracy and make corrections as I can. Thanks for your understanding.



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