Discover when Barcelona celebrates its public holidays before you get to the city, so that you can plan your stay accordingly and check out when the museums and top attractionsare open.
New Year’s Day: 1 January
Epiphany: 6 January
Good Friday and Easter Monday: Dates vary
Labour Day: 1 May.
Feast of St John the Baptist: 24 June.
Assumption Day: 15 August.
National Day of Catalonia: 11 September. This day is also known as the Diada, the National Day of Catalonia which marks the victory of the troops of Philip V of Bourbon over Charles of Austria during the War of the Spanish Succession. Each year many celebrations take place throughout the day.
La Mercè: 24 September. Festival of the city of Barcelona in honour of Our Lady of Mercy. The city organizes numerous parades with giants, various processions and Castells, which are human towers built for festivals in Catalonia.