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Sant Esteve - Public holiday - Christmas

San Esteban. Saint Stephen's Day. Boxing Day

Event date: 
26th December 2024

Event location:
Barcelona and Spain

Sant Esteve. San Esteban. Saint Stephen's Day / Boxing Day is a public holiday in Barcelona and Spain. On St Stephen’s Day (Boxing Day) a quite recent tradition in Catalonia is to eat cannelloni - canelons, which is originally an Italian dish. Unlike Italian recipes for Cannelloni, in the Catalan version, the meat is cooked first and then minced. Other Catalan St Stephen's day meals that used to popular are 'arròs de la catedral' or 'arròs colls-i-punys' made from leftovers from Christmas lunch, however cannelloni became more popular to eat on San Esteban in the 19th century.

Usual Barcelona Christmas Metro timetable

24/12 Metro on Christmas Eve closes at 23:00. 
25/12 Metro opens at 05:00 and closes at 02:00 on Sunday morning. 
26/12 Boxing Day Sant Esteve. Metro open from 05:00 to midnight
31/12 New Year's Eve. Metro open all night on New Years Eve.

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Are shops open?

Shops are usually closed on 26th December in Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain


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