The nine holidays contemplated in the 2023 work calendar mean that the total holidays increase to 14 if we add the four days of regional holidays and the two corresponding to each locality. These facts mean that 2023 will further increase the number of non-working days with respect to the current year that is about to end.
There are other common holidays that the autonomous communities can move to another day. This has happened with Thursday, April 6, which will be a holiday in all of Spain except in the Valencian Community and Catalonia, but some, such as Friday, January 6, Three Kings Day, are absolutely immovable and all the communities have decided to keep this stip without faith.
Among the faculties recognized to the autonomous communities is also the possibility of substituting the rest of the Monday following the national holidays that coincide on a Sunday by the incorporation of others that are traditional, as well as the option between the celebration of Jose or that of Santiago Apostle in his corresponding territory.
In this way, this January 2 will be a holiday only in Andalusia, Aragon, Asturias, Castilla y León and Murcia; Tuesday, July 25 (Santiago Apóstol) will only be a holiday in Castilla y León, Galicia, Navarra and the Basque Country, and the Monday following Saint Joseph’s Day will only be a holiday in Madrid.
The nine common holidays for the whole country are: January 6: Epiphany of the Lord April 7: Good Friday May 1: Labor Day August 15: Assumption of the Virgin October 12: National Holiday of Spain November 1 : All Saints December 6: Spanish Constitution Day December 8: Immaculate Conception December 25: Christmas
The celebration of several holidays on Monday or Friday, will allow this 2023 to have some longer weekend fines than usual in the whole of Spain. This is the case with January 6; on April 7, May 1, which in 2023 falls on a Monday; on December 25, and on December 8, which is Friday and which, added to Wednesday, December 6, will allow workers who can take time off on Thursday the 7th to enjoy a five-day long weekend.
In the communities that have chosen to celebrate Holy Thursday, which is almost all, there will be a four-day bridge. In addition, those workers who can afford to take a day off could extend the weekend for the celebration of the Assumption of the Virgin (August 15) on Tuesday and the Hispanic Day party (October 12) on Thursday.