Barcelona public holidays 2024

Public holidays Barcelona & Spain 2024

A public holidays, or bank holiday, is called día festivo, dia feriado or fiesta nacional in Spanish language. In the Catalan language it is a dia festiu.

Catalonia is an autonomous province of Spain so Barcelona has both the Spanish national holidays and the autonomous regional holidays!

For residents of Barcelona there are about 15 official public holidays in Barcelona/Catalonia every year and then some "puentes" on top if you work for a typically Spanish company. See what 'puentes' mean by scrolling down down this page.

Barcelona celebrates three types of public holidays

-State i.e. national Spanish public holidays
-Catalonia only public holidays (Catalonia is a autonomous province of Spain) 
-Barcelona city only public holidays

Public holidays Catalonia & Barcelona

New Year's Day - (All Spain)
(Any Nou) 
1 January 2024

Three Kings Day - (All  Spain)
(Reis Mags) 
6 January 2024

Good Friday - (All Spain)
(Divendres Sant - Viernes Santo)
29th March 2024
Barcelona guide Easter
Easter Monday - (Only Catalonia)
(Dilluns de Pasqua - Lunes de Pascua Florida)
1st April 2024

May Day Labour day - (All Spain)
(Festa del Treball) 
1st May 2024

Second Easter - (Only Barcelona)
(Lunes de Segunda Pascua - Pasqua Granada )
20 de may 2024 

St John - (Only Catalonia)
(Sant Joan)
24th June 2024
23rd June Sant Joan festival

Assumption of Mary - (All Spain)
(Verge de l'Assumpció) Mare de Déu d'Agost
15th August 2024

Catalunya National Day (Only Catalonia)
(Diada de Catalunya) 
11th September 2024

La Mercè (Only Barcelona) 
Feast day of Our Lady of Mercy (Mare de Déu de la Mercè)
24th September 2024
Merce Festival

Spain's national day - (All Spain)
(Festa Nacional d’Espanya)
12th October 2024

All Saints' Day - (All Spain)
(Tots Sants) 
1st November 2024

Spain's Constitution Day - (All Spain)
(Dia de la Constitució) 
6th December

Day of the Immaculate Conception (All Spain)
(La Immaculada)
8th December 2024

Christmas Day (All Spain)
25th December 2024
Guide Barcelona Christmas

Boxing Day (Only Catalonia)
(Sant Esteve) 
26th December 2024

On a public holiday in Barcelona,  banks, many businesses, shops and most museums are closed. 

In Barcelona city center the bars and restaurants are usually open.

Cinemas are also open  on public holidays - of course hospitals and emergency services are always open on public holidays in Spain and Barcelona.

Public transport is open and on some days the metro service runs all night. Taxis might have higher rates for trips on public holidays in Spain.

Please note also that it is common in Barcelona and Spain not to work on the day that comes in between a public holiday (dia festivo) and the weekend, if the public/bank holiday is on a Tuesday or Thursday.

That way you get a long weekend. This is called “to make a bridge" or "hacer puente" in Spanish. Please note that many Barcelona residents leave the city on big 'puente' weekends, so book in advance, if you want to leave town.

Be prepared for long traffic delays leaving and returning to Barcelona at start and end of puente weekends. 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 January 2024 10:40