CONSTITUTION DAY, marking the anniversary of the approval of the Spanish Constitution in 1978 takes place each year on December 6.
The Spanish Constitution was an important step in Spain´s transition to becoming a democratic country after the end of General Franco´s rule in November 1975.
The Spanish Constitution was approved by 88 per cent of voters.
Constitution Day is a public holiday in Spain. As Constitution Day this year fell on a Sunday, the public holiday was on Monday December 7.
The day is often seen as the start of the December holiday period, and a long weekend is normally taken that includes the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8.