There isn’t a set “long weekend holiday from work” policy in Spain, although the country does have a system of national and regional public holidays that might differ depending on the locality, as well as a significant annual paid vacation time entitlement (often at least 22 working days). Taking use of ‘Puente’ days, when vacation days are deliberately used to create lengthy weekends surrounding public holidays, is a common practice in Spain. Collective bargaining agreements can also affect employment conditions and leave policies, so it’s important to speak with your company or HR for the most up-to-date details on work leave and holiday benefits, in this short article we’ll explore Spain long weekends 2024.
2024 long weekend in Spain
- New Year’s Day: 30 Dec – Jan 1st, 2024 (Monday)
- San Jose weekend: March16th – March 19th (Tuesday)
- Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Monday: March 28th – April 1st
- Assumption Day long weekend: 15 August – 18 August (Thursday)
- All Saints Day holiday: November 1st – November 3rd (Friday)
- Constitution Day: Dec 6th – Dec 8th (Friday)
- Day after Christmas: Dec 26th – Dec 29th (Thursday)
1. New Year’s Day: 30 Dec – Jan 1st, 2024 (Monday)
The first day of a three-day long weekend begins on Saturday, December 30, 2023. The fact that January 1, 2024, is set to fall on a Monday, is the reason for this extra long weekend. Due to the fact that December 30th falls on a Saturday, many people will be off on both the Saturday and Sunday before as regular weekends, and they will also be off on January 1st because it is a public holiday. There is a three-day break as a result of the weekend days and public holiday combined.
2. San Jose weekend : March16th – March 19th (Tuesday)
March 16, 2024, is a Saturday. For those who want to take a single day off, it starts a four-day long weekend. This long weekend is devoted to celebrate San Jose (St. Joseph), a holiday celebrated throughout much of Spain on March 19, 2024, a Tuesday. People can take a full four days off from Saturday to Tuesday by taking just one day off on Monday, March 18.
3. Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Monday:
March 28th – April 1st
This is a great opportunity for you to take 5-day long weekend away from any stress just if you planned it correctly, on Thursday, 28th, March you will take a day of thanks to Maundy Thursday, followed by Good Friday which occurs on Friday, 29th, March, then you’ll have your normal weekend on Saturday on Sunday till now it’s only 4- days off, the fifth day is Monday, April 1st which is Easter Monday.
4. Assumption Day long weekend: 15 August – 18 August (Thursday)
Thursday, August 15, 2024, marks the start of a four-day long weekend for anyone who choose to take a single day off. Assumption Day, which falls on a Thursday in 2024, is celebrated on August 15th, which falls inside this long weekend. People can take a long weekend from Thursday to Sunday by taking a single day off on Friday, August 16th.
5. All Saints Day holiday: November 1st – November 3rd (Friday)
Thanksgiving, which falls on a Friday in 2024, is followed by a three-day holiday weekend on November 1, 2024, as All Saints Day is observed on the same Friday. Consequently, people can take advantage of a longer weekend from Friday to Sunday in honor of this holiday. This extended break provides a great chance to unwind, engage in leisure activities, or spend quality time with loved ones.
6. Constitution Day: Dec 6th – Dec 8th (Friday)
December 6, 2024, is a Friday. This means that a three-day long weekend will begin on December 6, 2024, because December 6th, 2024, is Constitution Day. People can take advantage of a break from Friday to Sunday during this extended weekend in observance of this significant national holiday.
7. Day after Christmas: Dec 26th – Dec 29th (Thursday)
When December 26, 2024, falls on a Thursday, people who would like to take a day off will get a four-day long weekend. The purpose of this longer weekend is to commemorate the Day after Christmas, which falls on December 26, 2024—a Thursday. By taking Friday, December 27th, as a single day off
Long weekend is opportunity you’ll regret if you don’t plan it will, it doesn’t happen every day so read this article carefully and schedule your time accordingly to the info we provided you with, to have the best time ever while relaxing at home or having a short trip with family and friends.