Upcoming Holidays and Festivals in Spain

  • Before planning a trip around a festival, verify the festival dates on the festival's website or with a local tourist information office. For more information about these and other events, visit the official tourism site for Spain.
  • This list includes major festivals in major cities, plus national holidays observed throughout Spain. Many sights and banks close down on national holidays — keep it in mind when planning your itinerary. Note that this isn't a complete list; holidays can strike without warning.


April 13–19:  Holy Week

April 20:  Easter

April 21:  Easter Monday

April 29–May 4:  Feria de Abril (April Fair, Sevilla)

May:  Bullfights and zarzuelas all month long (Madrid)

May 1:  Labor Day (closures)

May 2:  Dos de Mayo (Madrid)

Mid-May:  Feria del Caballo (horse pageantry, Jerez)

May 15:  San Isidro (religious festival)

May 29:  Ascension

June 7–9:  Pentecost weekend

June 18–22:  La Patum de Berga (religious festival, near Barcelona)

June 19:  Corpus Christi

June 24:  Festival of St. John the Baptist (bonfires and fireworks)

June–July:  Granada International Festival of Music and Dance

July 6–14:  Running of the Bulls (Fiesta de San Fermín, Pamplona)

July 25:  Feast Day of St. James (Santiago de Compostela)

August:  Gràcia Festival (Barcelona)

Mid-August:  Verbena de la Paloma (folk festival, Madrid)

August 15:  Assumption of Mary (religious festival)

August 21–27:  Festival of St. Bartholomew (Sitges, with major festivities August 23–24)

September:  Autumn Festival (flamenco, bullfights; Jerez)

September 23:  Festival of St. Tecla (Sitges)

September 24:  La Mercé (parade, Barcelona)

Late September:  Feria de San Miguel (bullfights, Sevilla)

September 27–28:  Little San Fermín (concerts, parades; Pamplona)

October 12:  Spanish National Day

Late October–November:  International Jazz Festival (Madrid)

November 1:  All Saints' Day

November 9:  Virgen de la Almudena (Madrid)

December 6:  Constitution Day

December 8:  Feast of the Immaculate Conception

December 13:  Feast of Santa Lucía

December 25:  Christmas

December 31:  New Year's Eve


January 1:  New Year's Day

January 6:  Epiphany

February 2:  La Candelaria (religious festival, Madrid)

February 28:  Day of Andalucía (some closures in Andalucía)