The new year will have 12 holidays, 9 common to all of Spain

In 2024 there will be no long weekends, although there will be several three-day weekends

MADRID, Dec. 30 (-) –

The 2024 work calendar includes a total of 12 holidays, of which 9 will be celebrated jointly throughout Spain, the same number as this year. Two local holidays are added to these 12 days, for a total of 14 holidays.

Specifically, in 2024 there will be a holiday throughout Spain this Monday, January 1 (New Year), Saturday, January 6 (Epiphany of the Lord), Friday, March 29 (Good Friday), Wednesday, May 1 (Work Holiday ), on Thursday, August 15 (Assumption of the Virgin), on Saturday, October 12 (Spanish National Holiday), on Friday, November 1 (All Saints), on Friday, December 6 (Spanish Constitution Day) and on Wednesday, December 25 (Nativity of the Lord).

There are other common holidays that the autonomous communities can move to another day. This has happened with Thursday, March 28 (Holy Thursday), which will be a holiday throughout Spain except in the Valencian Community and Catalonia, but not with Friday, January 6, Three Kings’ Day, which all communities have decided to maintain.

Among the faculties recognized by the autonomous communities is also the possibility of replacing the rest on the Monday following the national holidays that coincide on Sunday with the incorporation of others that are traditional to them, as well as the option of celebrating San José (March 19 ) or Santiago Apóstol (July 25) in its corresponding territory.

Thus, December 9 (the Monday after the Immaculate Conception) will be a holiday 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.

The list of nine festivities common to the entire country in 2024 is as follows:

-January 1: New Year (Monday)

-January 6: Epiphany of the Lord (Saturday).

-March 29: Good Friday (Friday).

-May 1: Labor Day (Wednesday).

-August 15: Assumption of the Virgin (Thursday).

-October 12: National Holiday of Spain (Saturday).

-November 1: All Saints’ Day (Friday).

-December 6: Spanish Constitution Day (Friday).

-December 25: Nativity of the Lord (Wednesday).

Two local holidays must be added to the national and regional holidays, for a total of 14 holidays per year.

A YEAR WITH SEVERAL LONG WEEKENDS

The celebration of several holidays on Monday or Friday, therefore close to Saturday and Sunday, will allow this new year to have some longer weekends than usual in Spain as a whole. This is what happens with this Monday, January 1, Friday, November 1 and Friday, December 6.

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.

In addition, those workers who can afford to take a day off could extend the weekend due to the celebration of the Assumption of the Virgin (August 15) on Thursday.

In Catalonia and the Valencian Community, in addition to the 12 paid and non-recoverable national holidays, a recoverable paid holiday has been established, which means that if workers enjoy that additional holiday, they will have to make up for the hours not worked.

HOLIDAYS BY AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITIES

– Andalusia: January 1, January 6, February 28 (Andalusia Day), March 28, March 29, May 1, August 15, October 12, November 1, December 6, 9 December and December 25.

– Aragon: January 1, January 6, March 28, March 29, April 23 (Aragon Day), May 1, August 15, October 12, November 1, December 6, 9 December and December 25.

– Asturias: January 1, January 6, March 28, March 29, May 1, August 15, September 9 (Asturias Day), October 12, November 1, December 6, 9 December and December 25.

– Balearic Islands: January 1, January 6, March 1 (Balearic Islands Day), March 28, March 29, April 1, May 1, August 15, October 12, November 1 , December 6 and December 25.

– Canary Islands: January 1, January 6, March 28, March 29, May 1, May 30 (Canary Islands Day), August 15, October 12, November 1, December 6, and 25 from December.

– Cantabria: January 1, January 6, March 28, March 29, April 1, May 1, July 25, August 15, October 12, November 1, December 6, and 25 December.

– Castilla-La Mancha: January 1, January 6, March 28, March 29, May 1, May 30, May 31 (Castilla-La Mancha Day), August 15, October 12, November 1, December 6, and December 25.

– Castilla y León: January 1, January 6, March 28, March 29, April 23 (Castile and León Day), May 1, August 15, October 12, November 1, December, December 9 and December 25.

– Catalonia: January 1, January 6, March 29, April 1, May 1, June 24, August 15, September 11 (National Holiday of Catalonia), October 12, November 1, 6 December, December 25 and December 26.

– Extremadura: January 1, January 6, February 13, March 28, March 29, May 1, August 15, October 12, November 1, December 6, December 9 and December 25 .

– Galicia: January 1, January 6, March 28, March 29, May 1, May 17 (Day of Galician Literature), July 25 (National Day of Galicia), August 15, 12 October, November 1, December 6 and December 25.

– Community of Madrid: January 1, January 6, March 28, March 29, May 1, May 2 (Feast of the Community of Madrid), July 25, August 15, October 12, 1 November, December 6 and December 25.

– Region of Murcia: January 1, January 6, March 19, March 28, March 29, May 1, August 15, October 12, November 1, December 6, December 9 and 25 from December.

– Navarra: January 1, January 6, February 28 (Andalusia Day), March 28, March 29, May 1, July 25, August 15, October 12, November 1, December and December 25.

– Basque Country: January 1, January 6, March 28, March 29, April 1, May 1, July 25, August 15, October 12, November 1, December 6 and 25 December.

– La Rioja: January 1, January 6, March 28, March 29, April 1, May 1, June 10 (Monday following La Rioja Day), August 15, October 12, 1 November, December 6 and December 25.

– Valencian Community: January 1, January 6, March 19, March 29, April 1, May 1, June 24, August 15, October 9 (Valencian Community Day), October 12 , November 1, December 6 and December 25.

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