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Public holidays in Barcelona

In addition to Spain's seven national holidays(*), the Generalitat and Ayuntament have added an additional seven (**). A list of these holidays, plus other notable dates, is shown below.

January 1

New Year's day*

January 6

Día de Reyes**
Three Kings Day - many villages have a parade for the kids.

February

Parades of gigantes and medoeval dances to celebrate the Feast of Santa Eulàlia.

March/April

Semana Santa (Holy Week) starts a series of religious festivals with a Palm Sunday procession through Rambla de Catalunya.

Good Friday*
Easter Sunday ( , )
Easter Monday**


April 23

The Feast of Sant Jordi (St George) the patron sant of Catalunya. It is traditional for a man to buy his sweetheart a rose and for her to buy him a book in return. The Ramblas and the Barri Gòtic is given over to book and flower stalls.

April 27

Feast of the Virgin of Montserrat

May

Corpus Cristi

May 1

Fiesta del Trabajo* (Labour Day)

May 11

Feast of Sant Ponç

May/June

Dilluns de Pasqua Granada**
The day after Pentecost Sunday

June 23-24

Feast of Sant Joan, complete with fireworks!**

End of June-July

Grec festival

August 15

Feast of the Assumption*

Mid-end August

Local block parties start on the 15th in Gràcia and in Sants a week later. Read about the Festa Major de Sants here.

September 11

The national day of Catalunya**

September 24

The week of the Mare de Déu de la Mercé** celebrations during which the Ramblas and Passeig de Gràcia are taken over for eating, drinking, music and dancing. As well as displays there are live music shows on temporary stages, many of which are free.

October 12

Spanish National Day*
Although a holiday throughout spain, it is not widely celebrated in Catalunya - the military parades are reserved for Madrid.

December 8

Feast of the Immaculate Conception*

December 25

Christmas day*

December 26

El Dia de Sant Esteve**



 

 


 

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