Of these 12 days, in 2024, nine of them are non-substitutable national holidays that are included in all autonomous communities: New Year's Day, Good Friday, Labor Day, Assumption of the Virgin, National Day of Spain, All Saints' Day, Day of the Spanish Constitution, the Immaculate Conception and the Nativity (Christmas). As several holidays are celebrated on Monday or Friday, therefore close to Saturday and Sunday, there will be some longer weekends: Monday, January 1, Friday, November 1 and Friday, December 6.
The resolution of the General Directorate of Labor published this Friday, October 27 in the Official State Gazette (BOE) establishes that the nine holidays throughout Spain for 2024 are Monday, January 1 (New Year), Saturday, January 6 (Epiphany of the Lord), Friday, March 29 (Good Friday), Wednesday, May 1 (Labor Holiday), Thursday, August 15 (Assumption of the Virgin), Saturday, October 12 (National Holiday of Spain or 'el Pilar'), Friday, November 1 (All Saints' Day), Friday, December 6 (Spanish Constitution Day) and Wednesday, December 25 (Nativity of the Lord or 'Christmas').
In addition, all autonomous communities will celebrate their respective regional festivities (Autonomous Community Festival) and up to two local holidays, which normally correspond to the patron saint's festivities or those reflected in the tradition of each municipality.
These days will also be non-working days, paid and non-recoverable and will be published in the official bulletin of the autonomous community or, where appropriate, in the official bulletin of the corresponding province. The sum of national and regional holidays to which these two local holidays are added gives a total of 14 holidays per year.
There are other common substitutable holidays that the autonomous communities can change the day and that are decided each year. In 2024, thus, Thursday, March 28 (Holy Thursday) is a holiday throughout Spain except in the Valencian Community and Catalonia, while Friday, January 6, Three Kings' Day, is celebrated as a holiday throughout Spain because all communities autonomous communities have decided to maintain it ((National Holiday in respect of which the power of substitution has not been exercised).
The autonomous communities can also replace the rest on the Monday following the national holidays that coincide on Sunday with the incorporation of others that are traditional to them and they can also celebrate San José (March 19) or Santiago Apóstol (July 25) in their corresponding territory.
Thus, December 9 (Monday following the Immaculate Conception) is in Andalusia, Aragon, Asturias, Castilla y León, Extremadura, Murcia and Melilla; Thursday, July 25 (Santiago Apóstol) will only be a holiday in Cantabria, Galicia, Madrid, Navarra and the Basque Country, and Tuesday, March 19 (San José) will only be a holiday in Murcia and the Valencian Community.
In the communities that have chosen to celebrate Holy Thursday (March 28), which is almost all of them, there will be a four-day long weekend, and in five communities (Balearic Islands, Cantabria, Navarra, the Basque Country and La Rioja) this long weekend will be five days since they have decided to also give Easter Monday (April 1) as a holiday.
By taking a free weekday you can do a long weekend on the Assumption of the Virgin (August 15), which falls on a Thursday.
Catalonia and the Valencian Community have established that, in addition to the 12 paid and non-recoverable national holidays, they have a recoverable paid holiday, which means that if workers enjoy that additional holiday, they will have to make up the hours not worked.
In the Valencian Community, the recoverable paid holiday has been set for Monday, June 24 (San Juan), and in Catalonia you can choose between January 6, April 1, June 24 and December 26 ( Saint Stephen).
In the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands there will be holidays this year in El Hierro, on September 24, Nuestra Señora de los Reyes; in Fuerteventura, on September 20, Nuestra Señora de la Peña; in Gran Canaria, on September 9, the Monday after Nuestra Señora del Pino; in La Gomera, on October 7, Our Lady of Guadalupe; in La Palma, on August 5, Our Lady of Las Nieves; in Lanzarote and La Graciosa, on September 16, Our Lady of the Volcanoes; in Tenerife, on February 2, Virgen de la Candelaria.
In Catalonia in the territory of Aran, the festival of December 26 (Saint Stephen) is replaced by June 17 (Aran Festival), Monday.