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Spain (Madrid) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • Spain has set in 2007 a maximum of 14 public holidays (fiestas) every year: no more than two of those can be at a local level.
    Internet domain: .es - Telephone code: +34 - International dialing code: 00
    European Truck Ban: 08:00 to 24:00 on Sundays, public holidays eve
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Friday june 21, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday july 25, 2024St James the ApostolCatholic
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    Thursday august 15, 2024AssumptionCatholic
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    Monday september 9, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Saturday october 12, 2024National DayNational Day
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    Thursday october 31, 2024All Saints - (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday november 1, 2024All Saints' DayCatholic
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    Monday november 4, 2024All Saints - (end)School holidays
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    Saturday november 9, 2024Feast of the Almudena VirginCatholic
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    Thursday december 5, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday december 6, 2024Constitution DaySecular holiday
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    Monday december 9, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday december 9, 2024Constitution DaySecular holiday
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    Friday december 20, 2024Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday december 25, 2024Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday june 21, 2024
    School holidays :

    St James the Apostol

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    Thursday july 25, 2024
    Catholic : One of three witnesses of the Transfiguration of Christ in Mt. Tabor, but also a witness to Jesus' agony.

    Assumption

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    Thursday august 15, 2024
    Catholic :

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday september 9, 2024
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    National Day

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    Saturday october 12, 2024
    Secular holiday : To commemorate the arrival of Columbus in Americas in 1492. It is also celebrated as the day of the Armed Forces in Spain.

    All Saints - (beginning)

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    Thursday october 31, 2024
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    All Saints' Day

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    Friday november 1, 2024
    Catholic : The day now honors all saints of the church, even those not known by name. The first All Saints' Day occurred on May 13, 609 (C.E.) when Pope Boniface IV accepted the Pantheon as a gift from the Emperor Phocas. Boniface dedicated it as the Church of Santa Maria Rotonda in honor of the Blessed Virgin and all martyrs. During Pope Gregory III's reign (731-741), the festival was expanded to include all saints and a chapel in St. Peter's church was dedicated accordingly. Pope Gregory IV officially designated the day in 837. (World Book Encyclopedia)

    All Saints - (end)

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    Monday november 4, 2024
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    Feast of the Almudena Virgin

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    Saturday november 9, 2024
    Catholic :

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday december 5, 2024
    School holidays :

    Constitution Day

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    Friday december 6, 2024
    Secular holiday : Commemorates the 1978 referendum when the Spanish people voted to approve the constitution.

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday december 9, 2024
    School holidays :

    Constitution Day

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    Monday december 9, 2024
    Secular holiday : Commemorates the 1978 referendum when the Spanish people voted to approve the constitution.

    Christmas holiday (beginning)

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    Friday december 20, 2024
    School holidays :

    Christmas Day

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    Wednesday december 25, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.