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For those of us who enjoy a right good moan about the surprising appearance, as-if-from-nowhere and number of Spanish holidays, here’s a handy item for the pin up board in the kitchen. The Spanish government’s Official State Bulletin (BOE) have just announced the dates of 2015’s eight fully national public holidays, one of which, the Assumption of Mary, falls on a Saturday.

The eight national public holidays in 2015 are:

National

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January 1st: (Thursday)

January 6th: (Epiphany, Tuesday)


April 3rd: (Good Friday)

May 1st: (Labour Day, Friday)


August 15th: (Assumption of Mary, Saturday)

October 12th  (Spanish National Day, Monday)

December 8th: (Immaculate Conception, Tuesday).

December 25th: (Christmas Day, Friday)

In addition to these national dates, all regions will have at least one further weekday holiday at Easter. November 2nd and December 7th (both Mondays) are also holidays in many regions making for the traditional ‘puente’ long weekends.

The additional regional holidays to be celebrated are as follows:

Regional

Andalusia

February 28th: Andalusia Day

April 2nd: Maundy Thursday

November 2nd: Monday after All Saints Day

December 7th: Monday after Constitution Day

Aragon

April 2nd: Maundy Thursday

April 23rd: Saint George’s Day

November 2nd: Monday after All Saints Day

December 7th: Monday after Constitution Day

Asturias

April 2nd: Maundy Thursday

September 8th: Asturian Regional Day

November 2nd: Monday after All Saints Day

December 7th: Monday after Constitution Day

Balearic Islands

April 2nd: Maundy Thursday

April 6th: Easter Monday

November 2nd: Monday after All Saints Day

December 7th: Monday after Constitution Day

Basque Country

March 19th: Saint Joseph

April 2nd: Maundy Thursday

April 6th: Easter Monday

July 25th: Saint James

Canary Islands

April 2nd: Maundy Thursday

May 30th: Canary Islands Day

November 2nd: Monday after All Saints Day

Cantabria

April 2nd: Maundy Thursday

April 6th: Easter Monday

September 15th: Patron Saint of Cantabria (Virgen de la Bien Aparecida)

November 2nd: Monday after All Saints Day

Castilla-La Mancha

April 2nd: Maundy Thursday

April 6th: Easter Monday

June 4th: Corpus Christi

December 7th: Monday after Constitution Day

Castile and León

April 2nd: Maundy Thursday

April 23rd: Castile and León Day

November 2nd: Monday after All Saints Day

December 7th: Monday after Constitution Day

Catalonia

April 6th: Easter Monday

June 24th: Saint John

September 11th: Catalonia Regional Day

December 26th: Boxing Day

Ceuta

April 2nd: Maundy Thursday

September 25th: Festival of Abraham’s Sacrifice

November 2nd: Monday after All Saints Day

December 7th: Monday after Constitution Day

Extremadura

April 2nd: Maundy Thursday

September 8th: Extremadura Regional Day

November 2nd: Monday after All Saints Day

December 7th: Monday after Constitution Day

Galicia

March 20th: Day after Saint Joseph

April 2nd: Maundy Thursday

July 25th: Saint James, Galician Regional Day

November 2nd: Monday after All Saints Day

La Rioja

April 2nd: Maundy Thursday

April 6th: Easter Monday

June 9th: La Rioja Regional Day

December 7th: Monday after Constitution Day

Madrid

March 19th: Saint Joseph

April 2nd: Maundy Thursday

May 2nd: Community of Madrid Day

June 4th: Corpus Christi

Melilla

March 19th: Saint Joseph

April 2nd: Maundy Thursday

September 25th: Festival of Abraham’s Sacrifice

December 7th: Monday after Constitution Day

Murcia

March 19th: Saint Joseph

April 2nd: Maundy Thursday

June 9th: Murcia Regional Day

December 7th: Monday after Constitution Day

Navarre

March 19th: Saint Joseph

April 2nd: Maundy Thursday

April 6th: Easter Monday

July 25th: Saint James

Valencia

March 19th: Saint Joseph

April 6th: Easter Monday

October 9th: Valencia Regional Day

December 7th: Monday after Constitution Day




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