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
Sant Jordi (Saint George): 23 April. Commemorates the death of St. George, the patron of Catalonia. It is typical to give family and friends roses and books on Sant Jordi.
Labour Day: 1 May.
Feast of St John the Baptist: 24 June.
Assumption Day: 15 August.
National Day of Catalonia: 11 September. The National day of Catalonia commemorates the defeat of Catalonia in 1714, when the region’s culture and language were forbidden. The Catalans celebrate that when democracy was re-established, Catalonian nationality was constitutionally recognised.
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.