Red Days (Holidays)

RED DAYS SPAIN

(aka Public Holidays in Torrevieja)

 

Public Holidays or Red Days happen throughout the year, it was traditional to mark these days on a calendar in Red hence they are widely known in Spain as a Red Day. Sunday has always been a traditional Red Day with many shops closing, however during the Summer Season most shops are open on a Sunday along the coast, however you should check with any shops in the main cities more inland before going, as you may find they are closed. When it comes to the main Public Holidays the majority of businesses close, but you will find restaurants and bars in the main part open on these days. Different Areas will have some different Red Days, these are the ones that apply to Torrevieja in the Valencian Community.

It may interest you to know that San José (19th March) is Father’s Day and Dia de la Madre (the 1st Sunday of May) is Mother’s Day. Note that as Mother’s Day is always a Sunday, this fails into being a "traditional Red Day” as it’s a Sunday and so is not on the list of Red Days below.

 
Date Spanish Name English Name
1st January Año Nuevo New Year’s Day
6th January El Día de los Reyes Epiphany Day
19th March San José St. Joseph’s Day
March or April El Jueves Santo Holy Thursday
March or April Viernes Santo Good Friday
March or April Lunes de Pascua Easter Monday
1st May Día del Trabajador Labour Day
16th July Virgen del Carmen Virgin Carmen Day
15th August Asunción Assumption
9th October Dia de la Comunitat Valenciana Day of the Valencian Community
12th October Fiesta Nacional de España National Day of Spain
1st November Día de todos los Santos All Saints Day
6th December Día de la Constitución Constitution Day
8th December Inmaculada Concepción Immaculate Conception
25th December Navidad Christmas Day