These are the Spanish national holidays and long weekends for 2023

by Lorraine Williamson
Spanish holidays 2023
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The 2023 work calendar in Spain will have 14 holidays, of which 9 will be common throughout Spain. Each autonomous Spanish community has 14 holidays that are divided into eight national holidays, four set by the community -one of them coincides with all regions- and two local holidays.

Nine holidays throughout Spain

The eight non-replaceable Spanish national holidays for 2023 that are celebrated in all the communities are: April 7 (Good Friday), May 1 (Monday, Labour Day), August 15 (Tuesday, Assumption of the Virgin), October 12 (Thursday, Spanish National Holiday), November 1 (Wednesday, All Saints Day), December 6 (Wednesday, Spanish Constitution Day), December 8 (Friday, the Immaculate Conception) and December 25 (Monday, Christmas). 

In addition, all the autonomous communities will celebrate the Epiphany of the Lord -Kings- (Friday, January 6), one of the national holidays known as “substitutable” and that can be changed to another regional one. 

2nd January 2023 , only a holiday in 5 Spanish communities

Another substitutable Spanish holiday in 2023 is January 1 (Sunday, New Year). The regions have been able to choose whether to move the holiday to the following Monday, January 2, or change it to another holiday. Thus, only five communities have chosen to make it a holiday on January 2: Andalucia, Aragon, Asturias, Castilla y León and Murcia. 

Holy Week 2023

Holy Week 2023 will take place in the first fortnight of April. As happens every year, some regions have Holy Thursday as a holiday on their calendar while others enjoy Easter Monday. 

Holy Thursday (April 6) will be a holiday in Andalucia, Aragon, Asturias, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Cantabria, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y León, Extremadura, Galicia, Community of Madrid, Murcia, Navarra, Basque Country, La Rioja, Ceuta and Melilla. 

Cumbre Villas

While they will celebrate Easter Monday (April 10): the Balearic Islands, Catalonia, Navarra, the Basque Country, La Rioja and the Valencian Community. 

Work calendar of Spanish holidays 2023

The list of public holidays common to all of Spain in 2023 (eight non-replaceable and one movable) is as follows: 

  • January 6: Epiphany of the Lord (Friday) 
  • April 7: Good Friday (Friday) 
  • May 1: Labour Day (Monday) 
  • August 15: Assumption of the Virgin (Tuesday) 
  • October 12: National Holiday of Spain (Thursday) 
  • November 1: All Saints (Wednesday) 
  • December 6: Spanish Constitution Day (Wednesday) 
  • December 8: Immaculate Conception (Friday) 
  • December 25: Christmas (Monday) 

Spanish holidays 2023 per autonomous community

MADRID  
  • January 6 (Friday), Epiphany of the Lord 
  • March 20 (Monday), transfer of the festival of San José. 
  • April 6, Holy Thursday 
  • April 7, Good Friday 
  • May 1 (Monday), Labour Day 
  • May 2 (Tuesday), Day of the Community of Madrid 
  • August 15 (Tuesday), Assumption of the Virgin 
  • October 12 (Thursday), Columbus Day 
  • November 1 (Wednesday), All Saints Day 
  • December 6 (Wednesday), Spanish Constitution Day 
  • December 8 (Friday), Immaculate Conception 
  • December 25 (Monday), Christmas 
ANDALUCIA  
  • January 2 (Monday) – transfer of the New Year’s party 
  • January 6 (Friday) – Three Kings Day (Epiphany of the Lord) 
  • February 28 (Tuesday) – Andalucia Day 
  • April 6 (Thursday) – Holy Thursday 
  • April 7 (Friday) – Good Friday 
  • May 1 (Monday) – Labour Day 
  • August 15 (Tuesday) – Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin 
  • October 12 (Thursday) – El Pilar. Hispanic Heritage Day 
  • November 1 (Wednesday) – All Saints’ Day 
  • December 6 (Wednesday) – Spanish Constitution Day 
  • December 8 (Friday) – Feast of the Immaculate Conception 
  • December 25 (Monday) – Christmas Day 
ARAGON  
  • January 2 (Monday) – transfer of the New Year’s party 
  • January 6 (Friday) – Three Kings Day (Epiphany of the Lord) 
  • April 6 (Thursday) – Holy Thursday 
  • April 7 (Friday) – Good Friday 
  • April 24 (Monday) – transfer of the feast of Saint George, Day of Aragon 
  • May 1 (Monday) – Labour Day 
  • August 15 (Tuesday) – Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin 
  • October 12 (Thursday) – El Pilar. Hispanic Heritage Day 
  • November 1 (Wednesday) – All Saints’ Day 
  • December 6 (Wednesday) – Spanish Constitution Day 
  • December 8 (Friday) – Feast of the Immaculate Conception 
  • December 25 (Monday) – Christmas Day 
ASTURIAS 
  • January 2 (Monday) – transfer of the New Year’s party 
  • January 6 (Friday) – Three Kings Day (Epiphany of the Lord) 
  • April 6 (Thursday) – Holy Thursday 
  • April 7 (Friday) – Good Friday 
  • May 1 (Monday) – Labour Day 
  • August 15 (Tuesday) – Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin 
  • September 8 (Friday) – Asturias Day 
  • October 12 (Thursday) – El Pilar. National holiday 
  • November 1 (Wednesday) – All Saint’s Day 
  • December 6 (Wednesday) – Spanish Constitution Day 
  • December 8 (Friday) – Feast of the Immaculate Conception 
  • December 25 (Monday) – Christmas Day 
BALEARIC ISLANDS WORK CALENDAR 2023 
  • January 6 (Friday) – Kings. Epiphany of the Lord 
  • March 1 (Wednesday) – Balearic Islands Day 
  • April 6 – Holy Thursday 
  • April 7 – Good Friday 
  • April 10 – Easter Monday 
  • May 1 (Monday) – Labour Day 
  • August 15 (Tuesday) – Assumption of the Virgin 
  • October 12 (Thursday) – Columbus Day 
  • November 1 (Wednesday) – All Saints’ Day 
  • December 6 (Wednesday) – Spanish Constitution Day 
  • December 8 (Friday) – Feast of the Immaculate Conception 
  • December 25 (Monday) – Christmas 
CANARY ISLANDS  
  • January 6 (Friday), Epiphany of the Lord 
  • April 6, Holy Thursday 
  • April 7, Good Friday 
  • May 1 (Monday), Labour Day 
  • May 30 (Tuesday), Canary Islands Day 
  • August 15 (Tuesday), Assumption of the Virgin 
  • October 12 (Thursday), Columbus Day 
  • November 1 (Wednesday), All Saints Day 
  • December 6 (Wednesday), Spanish Constitution Day 
  • December 8 (Friday), Immaculate Conception 
  • December 25 (Monday), Christmas 

*In addition, each island has its public holiday. 

CANTABRIA  
  • January 6 (Friday), Epiphany of the Lord 
  • April 6, Holy Thursday 
  • April 7, Good Friday 
  • May 1 (Monday), Labour Day 
  • July 28 (Friday), Day of the Institutions of Cantabria 
  • August 15 (Tuesday), Assumption of the Virgin 
  • September 15 (Friday), La bien Aparecida 
  • October 12 (Thursday), Columbus Day 
  • November 1 (Wednesday), All Saints Day 
  • December 6 (Wednesday), Spanish Constitution Day 
  • December 8 (Friday), Immaculate Conception 
  • December 25 (Monday), Christmas 
CASTILLA-LA MANCHA  
  • January 6 (Friday), Epiphany of the Lord 
  • April 6, Holy Thursday 
  • April 7, Good Friday 
  • May 1 (Monday), Labour Day 
  • May 31 (Wednesday), Castilla-La Mancha Day 
  • June 8 (Thursday), Corpus Christi 
  • August 15 (Tuesday), Assumption of the Virgin 
  • October 12 (Thursday), Columbus Day 
  • November 1 (Wednesday), All Saints Day 
  • December 6 (Wednesday), Spanish Constitution Day 
  • December 8 (Friday), Immaculate Conception 
  • December 25 (Monday), Christmas 
CASTILLA Y LEÓN 
  • January 2 (Monday) – transfer of the New Year’s party 
  • January 6 (Friday) – Three Kings Day (Epiphany of the Lord) 
  • April 6 (Thursday) – Holy Thursday 
  • April 7 (Friday) – Good Friday 
  • May 1 (Monday) – Labour Day 
  • July 25 (Tuesday) – Santiago Apóstol Day 
  • August 15 (Tuesday) – Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin 
  • October 12 (Thursday) – El Pilar. Hispanic Heritage Day 
  • November 1 (Wednesday) – All Saints’ Day 
  • December 6 (Wednesday) – Spanish Constitution Day 
  • December 8 (Friday) – Feast of the Immaculate Conception 
  • December 25 (Monday) – Christmas Day 
CATALONIA  
  • January 6 (Friday) – Kings. Epiphany of the Lord 
  • April 7 – Good Friday 
  • April 10 – Easter Monday 
  • May 1 (Monday) – Labour Day 
  • June 17 (Saturday) – Fiesta de Arán* (only in the Arán Valley) 
  • June 24 (Saturday) – San Juan 
  • August 15 (Tuesday) – Assumption of the Virgin 
  • September 11 (Monday) – Catalonia Day 
  • October 12 (Thursday) – Columbus Day 
  • November 1 (Wednesday) – All Saints’ Day 
  • December 6 (Wednesday) – Spanish Constitution Day 
  • December 8 (Friday) – Feast of the Immaculate Conception 
  • December 25 (Monday) – Christmas 
  • December 26 (Tuesday) – Sant Esteban* (In all of Catalonia except in the Arán Valley) 
VALENCIAN COMMUNITY  
  • January 6 (Friday) – Epiphany of the Lord 
  • April 7 – Good Friday 
  • April 10 – Easter Monday 
  • May 1 (Monday) – Labour Day 
  • June 24 (Saturday) – San Juan 
  • August 15 (Tuesday) – Assumption of the Virgin 
  • October 9 (Monday) – Valencian Community Day 
  • October 12 (Thursday) – Columbus Day 
  • November 1 (Wednesday) – All Saints’ Day 
  • December 6 (Wednesday) – Spanish Constitution Day 
  • December 8 (Friday) – Feast of the Immaculate Conception 
  • December 25 (Monday) – Christmas 
EXTREMADURA 
  • January 6 (Friday), Epiphany of the Lord 
  • February 21, Shrove Tuesday 
  • April 6, Holy Thursday 
  • April 7, Good Friday 
  • May 1 (Monday), Labour Day 
  • August 15 (Tuesday), Assumption of the Virgin 
  • September 8 (Friday), Day of Extremadura 
  • October 12 (Thursday), Columbus Day 
  • November 1 (Wednesday), All Saints Day 
  • December 6 (Wednesday), Spanish Constitution Day 
  • December 8 (Friday), Immaculate Conception 
  • December 25 (Monday), Christmas 
GALICIA 
  • January 6 (Friday), Epiphany of the Lord 
  • April 6, Holy Thursday 
  • April 7, Good Friday 
  • May 1 (Monday), Labour Day 
  • May 17 (Wednesday), Galician Literature Day 
  • July 25 (Tuesday), Santiago Apóstol, Galicia Day 
  • August 15 (Tuesday), Assumption of the Virgin 
  • October 12 (Thursday), Columbus Day 
  • November 1 (Wednesday), All Saints Day 
  • December 6 (Wednesday), Spanish Constitution Day 
  • December 8 (Friday), Immaculate Conception 
  • December 25 (Monday), Christmas 
A RIOJA  
  • January 6 (Friday) – Three Kings Day (Epiphany of the Lord) 
  • April 6 (Thursday) – Holy Thursday 
  • April 7 (Friday) – Good Friday 
  • April 10 (Monday) – Easter Monday 
  • May 1 (Monday) – Labour Day 
  • June 9 (Friday) – Day of La Rioja 
  • August 15 (Tuesday) – Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin 
  • October 12 (Thursday) – El Pilar. Hispanic Heritage Day 
  • November 1 (Wednesday) – All Saints’ Day 
  • December 6 (Wednesday) – Spanish Constitution Day 
  • December 8 (Friday) – Feast of the Immaculate Conception 
  • December 25 (Monday) – Christmas Day 

NAVARRA  

  • January 6 (Friday), Epiphany of the Lord 
  • April 6, Holy Thursday 
  • April 7, Good Friday 
  • April 10, Easter Monday 
  • May 1 (Monday), Labour Day 
  • July 25 (Tuesday), Saint James the Apostle Day 
  • August 15 (Tuesday), Assumption of the Virgin 
  • October 12 (Thursday), Columbus Day 
  • November 1 (Wednesday), All Saints Day 
  • December 6 (Wednesday), Spanish Constitution Day 
  • December 8 (Friday), Immaculate Conception 
  • December 25 (Monday), Christmas 
BASQUE COUNTRY  
  • January 6 (Friday) – Kings. Epiphany of the Lord 
  • April 6 – Holy Thursday 
  • April 7 – Good Friday 
  • April 10 – Easter Monday 
  • May 1 (Monday) – Labour Day 
  • July 25 (Tuesday) – Santiago Apóstol 
  • August 15 (Tuesday) – Assumption of the Virgin 
  • October 12 (Thursday) – Columbus Day 
  • November 1 (Wednesday) – All Saints’ Day 
  • December 6 (Wednesday) – Spanish Constitution Day 
  • December 8 (Friday) – Feast of the Immaculate Conception 
  • December 25 (Monday) – Christmas 
MURCIA  
  • January 2 (Monday) – transfer of the New Year’s party 
  • January 6 (Friday) – Three Kings Day (Epiphany of the Lord) 
  • April 6 (Thursday) – Holy Thursday 
  • April 7 (Friday) – Good Friday 
  • May 1 (Monday) – Labour Day 
  • June 9 (Friday) – Day of the Region of Murcia 
  • August 15 (Tuesday) – Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin 
  • October 12 (Thursday) – El Pilar. Hispanic Heritage Day 
  • November 1 (Wednesday) – All Saints’ Day 
  • December 6 (Wednesday) – Spanish Constitution Day 
  • December 8 (Friday) – Feast of the Immaculate Conception 
  • December 25 (Monday) – Christmas Day 
CEUTA  
  • January 6 (Friday) – Three Kings Day (Epiphany of the Lord) 
  • April 6 (Thursday) – Holy Thursday 
  • April 7 (Friday) – Good Friday 
  • May 1 (Monday) – Labour Day 
  • June 29 (Thursday) – Feast of Sacrifice-Eidul Adha 
  • August 5 (Saturday) – Our Lady of Africa 
  • August 15 (Tuesday) – Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin 
  • September 2 (Saturday) – Ceuta Day 
  • October 12 (Thursday) – El Pilar. Hispanic Heritage Day 
  • November 1 (Wednesday) – All Saints’ Day 
  • December 6 (Wednesday) – Spanish Constitution Day 
  • December 8 (Friday) – Feast of the Immaculate Conception 
  • December 25 (Monday) – Christmas Day 
MELILLA  
  • January 6 (Friday) – Three Kings Day (Epiphany of the Lord) 
  • April 6 (Thursday) – Holy Thursday 
  • April 7 (Friday) – Good Friday 
  • April 21 (Friday) – Eid Fitr Festival 
  • May 1 (Monday) – Labour Day 
  • June 29 (Thursday) – Feast of Sacrifice-Eidul Adha 
  • August 15 (Tuesday) – Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin 
  • September 2 (Saturday) – Ceuta Day 
  • October 12 (Thursday) – El Pilar. Hispanic Heritage Day 
  • November 1 (Wednesday) – All Saints’ Day 
  • December 6 (Wednesday) – Spanish Constitution Day 
  • December 8 (Friday) – Feast of the Immaculate Conception 
  • December 25 (Monday) – Christmas Day 

Also read: Fiestas, Ferias and Celebrations in Spain 2022

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