Dates for your diary: Here are all the 2023 Spanish bank holidays

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Next year, there will be at least five long weekends in every community in Spain.

There are 14 compulsory Spanish bank holidays, sometimes known as "red days," in Spain each year, and 2023 will be no different. These consist of the following:

  • 8 days that must be observed nationally and cannot be changed by local governments unless they occur on Sunday
  • Four days that the local government may change as it sees fit
  • Two holidays selected by the local councils in each city

All communities in Spain will have at least five long weekends in 2023, with Friday and Monday being seen as national holidays everywhere. These are:

• April 7th, Friday (Good Friday)

• May 1, Monday (May Day/Labour Day)

• December 8 Friday (Immaculate Conception)

• December 25 Monday (Christmas Day)

• January 6th (Three Kings' Day) 

Several areas have elected to add an additional one or two long weekends on top of these federal holidays:

· Aragón (Community Day, Monday, April 24)

· Asturias (Community Day, Friday, September 8)

· Cantabria (Day of the Institutions, Friday, July 28, and the Day of the Well, Friday, September 15)

· Catalonia (Diada, Monday, September 11)

· Valencian Community (Day of the Community, Monday, October 9)

· Extremadura (Community Day, Friday, September 8)

· Murcia (Day of the Region, Friday, June 9)

· La Rioja (Community Day, Friday, June 9)

· Ceuta (End of Ramadan, Friday, April 21)

All of Spain's regions, with the exception of Catalonia, have chosen to observe Holy Thursday as a holiday because Easter/Holy Week occurs on Thursday, April 6, and Friday, April 7. La Rioja, the Basque Country, and Navarra have chosen to participate in both festivities and take advantage of a 5-day bridge as Easter Monday, April 10, is also a holiday.

May Day, the national holiday that coincides with May 2, the capital's Community Day, will give Madrid an additional weekend off next year.

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