Take some time to celebrate – public holidays in Spain and Catalonia

I had heard there were a lot of public holidays in Spain. But I didn’t know there were that many of them!

There are some discrepancies among other websites and many still have posted for the date of holidays in 2007 which is confusing, but I got this list from the official website so it should be good.

There are national public holidays and then each autonomous community in Spain has its own.

National holidays for 2009

January 1st – New Year’s Day

January 6th – Epiphany

April 10th – Good Friday

May 1st – Labor Day

August 15th – Feast of the Assumption

October 12th – Spain’s National Day

December 8th – Immaculate Conception

December 25th – Christmas Day

Holidays for the Autonomous Region of Catalonia

April 13th – Easter Monday

June 24th – San Juan

September 11 – National Day of Catalonia

December 26 – San Esteban, Second Day Christmas

Holidays for cities within Catalonia

Barcelona’s holidays are June 1st – Second Easter

September 24th – The Merced

The holidays in other cities are:

Girona: July 25th – St. James and October 29th – San Narciso

Lleida: May 11th – San Anastasio and September 29th – San Miguel

Tarragona: August 19th – San Magin and September 23rd – Santa Tecla

So that’s fourteen holidays for the year….. Who ever said Spanish people don’t like working!

Happy days – start organising what you will do with your long weekend over Easter!

I’ve pasted the link to the pdf file below so you can check it out for yourself. It includes the holidays for all the various regions in Spain in case you’re interested!

http://www.060.es/guia_del_estado/como_trabaja_la_administracion/calendario_laboral/common/calendario_2009.pdf

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~ by barca2and4elly on February 4, 2009.

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