Friday, December 12, 2008

Public Holidays in Tenerife 2009


Public holidays in Tenerife, in 2009, are the following:

  • 1 January, Año Nuevo (New Year's Day).
  • 6 January, Epifanía del Señor (Epiphany / Three Kings Day).
  • 2 FebruaryVirgen de la Candelaria (Candlemas).
  • 9 April, Jueves Santo (Easter Thursday).
  • 10 April, Viernes Santo (Good Friday).
  • 1 May, Fiesta del Trabajo (Labour Day).
  • 30 May, Día de Canarias (Canaries Day).
  • 15 August, Asunción de la Virgen (Assumption of Mary) Fiestas in Candelaria.
  • 12 October, Fiesta Nacional de España (National Day of Spain).
  • 7 December, (in lieu of the 6th) Día de la Constitución (Constitution Day).
  • 8 December, Inmaculada Concepción (Immaculate Conception).
  • 25 December, Natividad del Señor (Christmas).

And as well as these 12 days established by law [1], there are also a further 2 days given each year as local holidays, which differ from one district to the next.

[1] That alone makes public holidays in Spain a different from Bank Holidays in the UK, where "There is no automatic right to time off on these days."