THE Spanish calendar has a total of 12 national holidays this year – the same as 2019.
Of these, eight will be held jointly throughout Spain, while there are some regional variations.
This year, five of the eight national holidays also fall on a Friday or Monday, meaning some people can enjoy a three-day weekend.
In Spain, this is known as a ‘Puente’ or ‘bridge’ in English.
The eight national holidays celebrated in 2020 are January 1 (New Year), January 6 (Epiphany of the Lord), April 10 (Good Friday), May 1 (Work Party), August 15 (Assumption of the Virgin), October 12 (National Holiday of Spain), December 8 (Immaculate Conception) and December 25 (Nativity of the Lord).
Andalucia also has holidays on February 28 (Andalucia’s day), April 9 (Holy Thursday), November 2 (Feast of All Saints) and December 7 (Spanish Constitution Day).
See the full list below
January 1 (Wednesday) New Year
January 6 (Monday) Epiphany of the Lord
February 28 (Friday) Andalucia’s day
April 9 (Thursday) Holy Thursday
April 10 (Friday) Holy Friday
May 1 (Friday) Work party
August 15 (Saturday) Assumption of the Virgin
October 12 (Monday) National holiday of Spain
November 2 (Monday) Feast of All Saints (to coincide with Sunday moves to Monday)
December 7 (Monday) Spanish Constitution Day (to coincide with Sunday moves to Monday)
December 8 (Tuesday) Immaculate Conception
December 25 (Friday) Nativity of the Lord