Calendar & Information of all Spain Holidays 2022

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Overview of Spain National Holidays 2022

These dates may be subject to change. Please visit the official government website for the most up-to-date information.

There are several national holidays that are observed by some but not all autonomies. These are:

● Maundy Thursday on April 12, 2022. Observed by all autonomies except Catalonia.

● St. James' Day on July 25, 2022. Observed by the autonomies of Galicia, Madrid, Foral of Navarra, and Basque Country.

● After Christmas Day, December 26, 2022. Observed by all autonomies except Catalonia, Valencia, Galicia, Basque Country, and Ceuta.

*Labor Day is celebrated on May 2, 2022, in the autonomies of Andalusia, Aragon, Asturias, Castilla and León, Extremadura, and Murcia.

National Holiday Observed Date Day of Week
New Year’s Day January 1, 2022 Saturday
Epiphany January 6, 2022 Thursday
Good Friday April 15, 2022 Friday
Labor Day May 1, 2022 Sunday
Assumption August 15, 2022 Monday
National Day of Spain October 12, 2022 Wednesday
All Saints’ Day November 1, 2022 Tuesday
Constitution Day December 6, 2022 Tuesday
Immaculate Conception December 8, 2022 Thursday
Christmas Day December 25, 2022 Sunday

Overview of Spain Regional Holidays 2022

Autonomy Regional Holiday Observed Date Day of the Week
Andalusia Andalusia Day February 28, 2022 Monday
Aragon Aragon Day April 26, 2022 Saturday
Asturias Day of Asturias September 8, 2022 Thursday

Balearic Islands
Day of Balearic Islands March 1, 2022 Tuesday
Easter Monday April 18, 2022 Monday

Basque Country
Easter Monday April 18, 2022 Monday
Elcano Day September 6, 2022 Tuesday
Canary Islands Day of the Canary Islands* May 30, 2022 Monday

Day of Cantabria Institutions July 28, 2022 Thursday
Lady of Aparecida September 15, 2022 Thursday
Castilla and León Day of Castilla and León April 23, 2022 Saturday

Castilla-La Mancha
Day of Castilla-
La Mancha
May 31, 2022 Tuesday
Corpus Christi June 16, 2022 Thursday

Easter Monday April 18, 2022 Monday
Feast of John the Baptist June 24, 2022 Friday
St. Stephen's Day December 26, 2022 Monday
Community of Madrid Madrid Day May 2, 2022 Monday
Extremadura Day of Extremadura September 8, 2022 Thursday

Galician Literature Day May 17, 2022 Tuesday
Feast of John the Baptist June 24, 2022 Friday

La Rioja
Easter Monday April 18, 2022 Monday
Day of Rioja June 9, 2022
Navarre Easter Monday April 18, 2022 Monday
Region of Murcia Murcia Day June 9, 2022 Thursday

St. Joseph's Day March 19, 2022 Saturday
Easter Monday April 18, 2022 Monday
Feast of John the Baptist June 24, 2022 Friday

Feast of the Sacrifice (Eid al-Adha) July 9, 2022 Saturday
Our Lady of Africa August 5, 2022 Friday
Day of Ceuta September 2, 2022 Friday

Feast of Breaking the Fast (Eid-Fitr) May 3, 2022 Tuesday
Feast of the Sacrifice (Eid al-Adha) July 11, 2022 Monday

Spain Holidays 2022 – New Year's Day (Año Nuevo)

Date: January 1, 2022

Day of Week: Saturday

For good luck in the new year, the Spanish eat twelve grapes, representing the twelve months. They eat them one at a time- one at each bell chime at midnight.

Spain Holidays 2022 – Epiphany (Epifanía del Señor)

Date: January 6, 2022

Day of Week: Thursday

Join the Spanish in watching the festive parades that celebrate the adoration of the infant Jesus by the Three Wise Men, and enjoy a traditional slice of Roscón de Reyes.

Spain Holidays 2022 – Good Friday (Viernes Santo)

Date: April 15, 2022

Day of Week: Friday

There are solemn processions of hooded penitents- costaleros and los nazarenos- carrying candles and effigies of Jesus Christ. A sacred and mournful song, saeta, can be heard accompanying the procession.

Spain Holidays 2022 – Labor Day (Fiesta del Trabajo)

Observed Date: May 1, 2022

Day of Week: Sunday

Though you might still find some demonstrations and protests being held to advance the position of the workers, most Spanish will flock to the beaches to enjoy a well-deserved day off.

Spain Holidays 2022 – Our Lady of Africa (Nuestra Señora de África)

Observed Date: August 5, 2022 (Ceuta)

Day of Week: Friday

August 5 is the date on which the Church of Santa María de África was consecrated in 1752, and was also chosen to mark the date of the Virgin Mary's Patronage to Ceuta. The breathtakingly beautiful church, built in Baroque style with an elaborate, hand-carved, gilded wooden altar piece, is certainly worth a visit.

Spain Holidays 2022 – Assumption (Asunción de la Virgen)

Observed Date: August 15, 2022

Day of Week: Monday

In Spain, Assumption is a celebration for the whole family with plenty of activities to enjoy. There are parades with live music, various children's games, dancing, costume contests, and more.

Spain Holidays 2022 – Elcano Day (V Centenario Vuelta al Mundo)

Observed Date: September 6, 2022 (Basque Country)

Day of Week: Tuesday

Juan Sebastián Elcano was a Castilian navigator of Basque origin, circa 1486. Elcano is best known for being the first to completely circumnavigate the earth. He did so on the ship Victoria, on a Spanish expedition to the Maluku Islands. This year, 2022, will be the 500th anniversary of this voyage.

Spain Holidays 2022 – Lady of Aparecida (La Bien Aparecida)

Observed Date: September 15, 2022 (Cantabria)

Day of Week: Thursday

Our Lady Aparecida, meaning "she who has appeared", refers to a 15th century statue of the Virgin Mary, found in San Marco. Now located in Hoz de Marrón, Ampuero, inside the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Bien Aparecida and venerated as the patron saint of Cantabria. The celebration attracts a multitude of pilgrims, who ascend the nearly 5 kilometers on foot, up the 15 steps that represent the Passion of Christ, to reach the Sanctuary and the festival market.

Spain Holidays 2022 – National Day of Spain (Fiesta Nacional de España)

Observed Date: October 12, 2022

Day of Week: Wednesday

This day is a celebration of Spain's history and its people. The main spectacle of the celebration is the Fiesta Nacional de España parade in Madrid. The procession of armed forces and state security forces is led by the prime minister. The procession includes military vehicles, while the air force soars overhead, painting the sky with the colors of the Spanish flag. The parade is attended by high institutional and political representatives including the Spanish Royal Family. The event culminates in a tribute to the national flag, symbol of unity and of national coexistence, raised by the King of Spain.

Spain Holidays 2022 – All Saints' Day (Todos los Santos)

Observed Date: November 1, 2022

Day of Week: Tuesday

On All Saints' Day, devoted families return to their hometowns to clean and decorate the graves of the deceased, in order to keep the memories of their relatives alive.

Spain Holidays 2022 – Constitution Day (Día de la Constitución Española)

Observed Date: December 6, 2022

Day of Week: Tuesday

Constitution Day celebrates the day that Spain became a democracy, through approval of the Spanish Constitution by the Spanish people in 1978. On this day, the Spanish Congress opens its doors to the public and the citizens that visit will receive a commemorative gift. Though official celebrations are engaged in primarily by government officials, in recent years there has been an increase in protest marches and political demonstrations on Constitution Day, a tradition that strives to continue strengthening the position of the Spanish people.

Spain Holidays 2022 – Immaculate Conception (Inmaculada Concepción)

Observed Date: December 8, 2022

Day of Week: Thursday

Immaculate Conception is celebrated with effigies of the Virgin Mary paraded through the streets, and special masses held in church. Families spend the day together, going on walks and watching the parades.

Spain Holidays 2022 – Christmas Day (Natividad del Señor)

Observed Date: December 25, 2022

Day of Week: Sunday

As it's a day families gather and spend time together, Christmas Day is rather quiet compared to Christmas Eve. Many people will play on swing sets, to encourage the sun to remain high in the sky during the winter solstice.

2022 Spain Holidays Celebrating the Autonomies

Spain comprises 17 autonomous communities and two autonomous cities, collectively referred to as autonomies. Each of these has their own holiday celebrating the autonomy, with its own customs and heritage. Examples include the Balearic Islands, where celebrations include music concerts and photography exhibits, or Galician Literature Day in honor and pride of the local language. For some true cultural immersion during your holiday, be sure to participate in the festivities.

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