Constitution Day in Spain

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Constitution Monument Cadiz.

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.


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