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Bank holiday overview

Many traditional festivities in Barcelona

The holidays in Barcelona have a high priority, not just the religious holidays. The holidays will be celebrated often with street festivals and many events.

On the page "Festivities and Bank holidays in Barcelona" we have gathered further information and background information regarding festivities and bank holidays.

1st JanuaryNew Year
6th JanuaryEpiphany
23rd AprilSant Jordi
March/AprilGood Friday/ Easter
1st mayLabour Day
May/JuneWhit Monday
24th JuneSaint Joan
15th AugustAssumption
11th SeptemberDiada (Catalan holiday)
12th OctoberDiscovery of America
1th NovemberAll Hallows Day
8th DecemberMarys Conception
25th DecemberChristmas

Especially the church holidays are of high significance. On the 1st of January and the 25th of December (and often on the 6th of January), most shops and museums are closed.

Shops are closed on holidays. Museums and other attractions are usually open (except see above). If the public holiday is on the closing day of the museum or another attraction, it is then generally open.

Here you can find more general information about the opening times.