24 Oct The 2019 work calendar includes 12 public holidays, only 8 common throughout Spain.
The 2019 work calendar includes a total of 12 public holidays, of which only 8 will be held jointly throughout Spain, according to the resolution of the Directorate General of Labour published this Saturday in the Official State Gazette (BOE).
Specifically, the 8 national holidays “not replaceable” by the autonomous communities are: 1 January (Tuesday), 19 April (Good Friday), 1 May (Wednesday), 15 August (Thursday), 12 October (Saturday), 1 November (Friday), 6 December (Friday) and 25 December (Wednesday), two other common holidays, Three Kings Day and 8 December (Immaculate Conception), fall on Sundays so that the autonomous communities can move the celebration to the following Monday or another day.
Specifically, Monday 7 January will be a holiday in Andalusia, Aragon, Asturias, Canary Islands, Castile and Leon, Extremadura, Madrid, Murcia, Navarre, Ceuta and Melilla, communities that have decided to extend a day longer Christmas holidays. Similarly, Monday 9 December will be a holiday in Andalusia, Aragon, Asturias, Cantabria, Castilla y León, Extremadura, Madrid, La Rioja and Melilla. The other communities have chosen to move the holiday of the Immaculate Conception (December 8), which falls on Sunday, to other days of the year.
In Holy Week, April 18, Maundy Thursday, will be a holiday in all autonomous communities, except in Catalonia and Valencia, where it will be a holiday from Friday 19 to Monday 22 April. In Andalusia, Asturias, Canary Islands, Extremadura, Galicia, Madrid, Murcia, Ceuta and Melilla the holidays will be from Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 April, while in the Balearic Islands, Cantabria, Castilla-La Mancha, Navarra, Basque Country and La Rioja the holidays in Easter will be from Thursday 18 to Monday 22.
In addition to the 12 national and regional public holidays, there are 2 local public holidays in each city.