The 2019 labor calendar includes a total of 12 public holidays, of which only 8 will be held jointly throughout Spain, according to the resolution of the General Labor Directorate published yesterday in the Official State Gazette (BOE). Specifically, the 8 national holidays "not substitutable" by the autonomous communities are: January 1 (Tuesday), April 19 (Holy Friday), May 1 (Wednesday), August 15 (Thursday), October 12 (Saturday), November 1 (Friday), December 6 (Friday) and December 25 (Wednesday).
Other two common holidays, the Day of Kings and December 8 (Immaculate Conception), fall on Sunday so the autonomous communities can move the celebration to the following Monday or another day. Specifically, on Monday, January 7 will be a holiday in Andalusia, Aragon, Asturias, Canary Islands, Castilla y León, Extremadura, Madrid, Murcia, Navarra, Ceuta and Melilla, communities that have decided to extend the holiday season one more day.
Similarly, Monday 9 December will be a holiday in Andalusia, Aragon, Asturias, Cantabria, Castilla y León, Extremadura, Madrid, La Rioja and Melilla. The rest of the communities have chosen to move the Immaculate Conception holiday (December 8), which falls on a Sunday, to other days of the year.
In Holy Week, on April 18, Holy Thursday, will be a holiday in all the autonomous communities, except in Catalonia and Valencia, where it will be a party from Friday 19 to Monday 22 April. In Andalusia, Asturias, Canary Islands, Extremadura, Galicia, Madrid, Murcia, Ceuta and Melilla the holidays will go 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 Holy Week will go from Thursday 18 to Monday 22.
To the 12 national and regional holidays, it is necessary to add the two local holidays of each city. In addition, in the Canary Islands is set as a holiday on May 30 as Day of the Autonomous Community, while in each island there is an island holiday that in the case of Gran Canaria is September 8, festivity of the Pine. These days coincide with the celebration of the patrons of each island throughout the year.