BarcelonaThe Official State Bulletin (BOE) has published this Thursday the bank holidays in Spain in 2022, prepared by the Ministry of Labour. There will be 12 holidays on working days (Monday to Saturday), of which seven are state holidays that cannot be replaced. These are New Year's Day (January 1), Good Friday (April 15), the Assumption of Mary (August 15), Spain Day (October 12), All Saints' Day (November 1), Constitution Day (December 6) and the Immaculate Conception (December 8). To these seven we must add Three Kings' Day (6 January), which, although it may be replaced by regional governments, in practice is kept throughout the state.
Taking into account that May Day (May 1), Christmas Day (December 25) and Catalonia Day (September 11) all fall on a Sunday, the other four holidays in Catalonia between Monday and Saturday are Easter Monday (April 18), Pentecost (June 6), Sant Joan (June 24) and Sant Esteve (December 26).
Most regions have a holiday on Holy Thursday (April 14), and May 2 there will be no work in Andalusia, Aragon, Asturias, Castile and Leon, Extremadura, Madrid and Murcia. In addition, there are two local holidays in each municipality, for which workers must still be paid.
In Catalonia, the Generalitat's Department of Business and Labour already approved the 2022 calendar in June, after agreeing it with trade unions and business associations in the Consell de Relacions Laborals.
These are the official holidays in Catalonia in 2022
- 1 January, New Year's Day. On a Saturday.
- January 6, Epiphany (Three Kings). On a Thursday.
- April 15, Good Friday.
- April 18, Easter Monday.
- June 6, Pentecost. On a Monday.
- 24 June, Sant Joan. On a Friday.
- August 15, Assumption of Mary. On a Monday.
- 12 October, Spain Day. On a Wednesday.
- November 1, All Saints. On a Tuesday.
- 6 December, Constitution Day. On a Tuesday.
- 8 December, the Immaculate Conception. On Thursday.
- 26 December, Sant Esteve. On a Monday.