Because there are so many of them each year, public holidays are a national treasure!! They are taken on the precise day they fall, whether it is midweek or weekend, and include a mix of religious Roman Catholic, national, and regional ones. The holiday is not moved to Monday or Friday, as is common in other nations, to create three-day weekends. This means that a significant number of individuals take days off, or ‘puentes,’ to create lengthy weekends lasting four or five days! Each municipality is allowed a maximum of 14 public holidays per year, known as’red days,’ with a maximum of 9 designated by the national government and at least 2 decided locally.
During a public holiday in Spain, everything closes down except pubs, cafes, restaurants, emergency services, and a few retailers such as gas stations. Nothing is open, so make sure you prepare ahead for national and regional holidays!
There are other local public holidays, as well as the ‘Dia de Valencia,’ which is celebrated specifically in the province of Valencia on October 9th. The following public holidays are honored across Spain:
Public Holidays in 2022
The following is the list of public holidays in the Valencian Community, Spain in 2022.
|New Year’s Day||Jan 01, 2022||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Epiphany||Jan 06, 2022||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|St. Joseph’s Day||Mar 19, 2022||Saturday||Regional Holiday|
|Good Friday||Apr 15, 2022||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Easter Monday||Apr 18, 2022||Monday||Regional Holiday|
|Labour Day||May 01, 2022||Sunday||Public Holiday|
|Day of the Valencian Community||Oct 09, 2022||Sunday||Regional Holiday|
|National Day||Oct 12, 2022||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|All Saints’ Day||Nov 01, 2022||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Constitution Day||Dec 06, 2022||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|Immaculate Conception||Dec 08, 2022||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25, 2022||Sunday||Public Holiday|