Festivals & Holidays

The FUN never stops in Spain!

Here, are some of the important (and unique) festivals and events from each region of Spain.


Andalusia is a region in the southern coast of Spain and is divided into eight provinces: Almería, Cádiz, Córdoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaén, Málaga and Seville (the capital city).


Aragon is located in the northeast and is made up of 3 provinces: Huesca, Zaragoza, and Teruel. The capital Zaragoza City.


Asturias province is divided into 8 districts: Avilés, Caudal, Eo-Navia, Gijón / Xixón, Nalón,  Narcea,  Oriente, Oviedo / Uviéu (the capital city).


The Cantabria region is in the northern coast of Spain. The capital city is Santander.

Castile-La Mancha

Castile La Mancha (Castilla–La Mancha) is a region in the northwest and is made up of 5 cities: Toledo (the capital city), Ciudad Real, Cuenca, Guadalajara, and Albacete


Castile-Leon (Castilla y León) is a region in the northwest and is made up of 9 provinces: Valladolid, Burgos, León, Salamanca, Zamora, Palencia, Ávila, Soria, and Segovia. It’s capital city is Valladolid.


The Catalonia region, in northeastern Spain is made up of four provinces: Barcelona, Girona, Lleida, and Tarragona. Barcelona City is the region’s capital.


The Community of Madrid is made up of 10 municipalities: Alcalá de Henares, Alcobendas, Alcorón, Aranjuez, Arganda del Rey, Collado Villaba, Colmenar Viejo, Coslada, Fuenlabrada and Getafe. The city of Madrid is the capital of Spain.


The Community of Valencia is located on the Mediterranean coast and is made up of three provinces: Castellón, Valencia and Alicante. Valencia City is the capital of this region.

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Public and Regional Holidays Observed in Spain

Here are some other holidays observed throughout Spain. Some are Public holidays and some are religious holidays. This is extremely useful information as it can affect your grocery shopping days. Even after 8 years of living in Spain, we are still sometimes caught off-guard and have forgotten to pick up some basics like milk or bread.

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