Public Holidays in Madrid

January 1st: New Year

January 6th: The Epiphany – It is believed this is the day that the three kings reached Jesus Christ in order to give him his three presents. It is the day that Christmas presents are exchanged throughout Spain

March 19th: San José (also Father’s Day)

Holy Thursday April 1, 2010 and April 21, 2011 – Thursday and Friday of Holy week (week leading up to Easter Sunday), which depending on the year is either in March or April, are national holidays.

Holy Friday April 2, 2010 and April 22, 2011 – See Holy Thursday

May 1st: May Day

May 2nd: Celebration of the Autonomous Community of Madrid

May 15th: San Isidro (Patron Saint of Madrid)

June 11th: Corpus Christi

August 15th: Ascension of the Virgin

October 12th: National Armed Forces Day

November 1st: All Saints Day

November 9th: La Almudena (Patron Saint of Madrid)

December 6th: Constitution Day

December 8th: The Immaculate Conception

December 25th: Christmas Day