School holidays in Spain 2021-2022

School holidays in Spain 2021-2022

In this publication, School-Holidays.Info has compiled information about the school holidays in Spain for the 2021-2022 school year. We have listed the start and end dates for the summer, Christmas (winter), and Easter (spring) holidays. We have also collected the dates for national and regional holidays on which pupils have a break from school.

School holidays in Spain 2021-2022

The school year in Spain starts at the beginning/middle of September and ends in mid/late June. Unlike most other countries, students in Spain have only three holidays:

  • Summer;
  • Christmas (winter) holidays;
  • Easter.

There are many holidays in Spain. They are divided into national and regional holidays. Schools all over the country are closed for the national holidays. The regional holidays are celebrated in the individual regions. But where they are celebrated, students do not go to school either. We will list them later in the article.

Beginning of the school year (end of summer holidays) 2021 in Spain

The Spanish educational system consists of pre-schools and schools. Schooling is divided into three periods:

  1. Primary (educación primaria);
  2. Secondary (educación secundaria obligatoria);
  3. Bachillerato.

The length and dates of the summer school holidays in Spain are determined separately for each autonomous region and autonomous city (Melilla and Ceuta). In 2021, the summer holidays in Spain will end at the beginning of September. The beginning of the school year does not coincide with the beginning of the Bachillerato (primary school), secondary school, or Bachillerato (bachillerato). Here is a full list of the dates:

RegionPre-schools and primary schoolsSecondary school and bachillerato
AndalusiaSeptember 10September 15
AragonSeptember 8September 8/13
AsturiasSeptember 9September 14
Balearic IslandsSeptember 10September 10
Canary IslandsSeptember 9September 9/10
CantabriaSeptember 7September 8
Castile la ManchaSeptember 9September 9
Castile and LeonSeptember 10September 15
CataloniaSeptember 13September 13
CeutaSeptember 10September 10
Valencian CommunitySeptember 8September 8
ExtremaduraSeptember 10September 10/13
GaliciaSeptember 9September 15
RiojaSeptember 66 September
MadridSeptember 7September 8
MelillaSeptember 7September 7
MurciaSeptember 6/9September 13/16
NavarreSeptember 8/10September 8/10
Basque CountrySeptember 8September 8

Christmas holidays in Spain 2021-2022

Christmas holidays in Spanish schools begin on December 22, 23, or 24, 2021, and end on January 9, 2022. It all depends on the autonomous region or city. Here are the dates for the Christmas school holidays in Spain for the school year 2021-2022:

  • 22 December 2021 to 9 January 2022: Aragon, Galicia;
  • From 23 December 2021 to 9 January 2022: Andalusia, the Balearic Islands, the Community of Valencia, the Canary Islands, Castilla-La Mancha, Catalonia, Madrid, Melilla, Navarra, Rioja, Ceuta and Extremadura.
  • From 24 December 2021 to 9 January 2022: Asturias, Cantabria, Murcia, Basque Country.

Easter holidays in Spain in 2022

This weekend will last from 5 to 11 days for students. The start and end dates of the Easter holidays vary from region to region. The dates vary from year to year as there is no fixed date for the Easter holiday. Here are the dates for the Easter holidays in Spain in 2022 and the regions they apply to:

  • 14 to 18 April: Basque Country.
  • From 14 to 24 April: Balearic Islands, Cantabria, Navarra.
  • April 14 to 25: Valencian Community (Valencia).
  • April 2nd to 17th: Melilla, Ceuta.
  • 7 to 17 April: Castile and León.
  • 8 to 18 April: Madrid.
  • April 9 to 17: Andalucía, Asturias, the Canary Islands, Murcia, Rioja.
  • 9 to 18 April: Aragon, Galicia, Castilla-La Mancha, Catalonia, Extremadura.

When are the summer holidays in Spain 2022?

Depending on the autonomous region or city, the school holidays in Spain start between 17 June and 24 June 2022. By «start of school holidays» we mean the last day of the school year. Here is the table by region in alphabetical order:

RegionPre-schools and primary schoolsHigh school and bachillerato
Andalusia22 June22/23/24 June
Aragon22 June22 June
Asturias21 June24 June
Balearic Islands23 June23 June
Canary Islands21 June17 June
Cantabria22 June22 June
Castile la Mancha23 June23 June
Castile and Leon23 June24 June
Catalonia23 June23 June
Ceuta21 June21 June
Valencian Community22 June22 June
Extremadura24 June24 June
Galicia22 June22 June
Rioja21/29 June20/28 June
Madrid20/22 June22 June
Melilla24 June24 June
Murcia22 June22 June
Navarre21 June21 June
Basque Country21 June21 June

National Holidays for the school year 2021-2022

Schools and pre-schools are closed on national holidays. We provide  a list of these days in the school year 2021-2022:

National Holidays in 2021

  • 1 November: All Saints’ Day
  • 6 December: Spanish Constitution Day;
  • 8 December: Immaculate Conception;
  • 25 December: Christmas Day.

National Holidays in 2022

  • 1 January: New Year’s Day;
  • 6 January: Epiphany;
  • 15 April: Good Friday in 2022;
  • 15 August: Assumption of the Virgin Mary;
  • 12 October: National Day of Spain
  • 1 November: All Saints’ Day
  • 6 December: Spanish Constitution Day
  • 8 December: Immaculate Conception.

Regional Holidays in Spain in 2022

Aside from the national holidays, Spain has local national and public holidays. These are celebrated only in certain provinces and cities.  These days are days off for school students. Here is a summary table of local national holidays in 2022:

February 28Andalusia DayAndalusia
March 1balearic dayBalearic Islands
March 19San Jose Day and Father’s DayValencian Community
April 14Maundy ThursdayAll Spain except Catalonia
April 18Easter MondayBalearic Islands, Catalonia, Valencian Community, Navarre, Basque Country, La Rioja
April 23Saint George’s Day, Aragon Day, Castile and Lyon DayAragon, Castile and Lyon
May 2day after Labor DayAndalusia, Aragon, Asturias, Castile and Leon, Extremadura, Madrid, Murcia
May 3Eid al-AdhaMelilla.
May 17Galician Literature DayGalicia
May 30Canary Islands DayCanary Islands
May 31Castile La Mancha DayCastile la Mancha
June 6Easter Monday GranadaCatalonia.
June 9La Rioja Day, Murcia Region DayLa Rioja, Murcia
June 16Corpus ChristiCastile la Mancha
June 24Saint John’s DayCatalonia, Galicia and the Valencian Community
July 9Eidul AdhaCeuta
June 11Al AdhaMelilla
July 28Day of Institutions of CantabriaCantabria
August 5African Our LadyCeuta
September 2Ceuta DayCeuta
September 65th century of circumnavigationBasque country
September 8Asturias Day and Extremadura DayAsturias, Extremadura
September 15La Bien AparecidaCantabria
December 26San Esteban, the Monday after ChristmasAndalusia, Aragon, Asturias, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Cantabria, Castile-La Mancha, Castile and Leon, Extremadura, Madrid, Murcia, Navarra, La Rioja, Melilla.

In this publication, we have told you about the holidays and holidays in Spain for school children from 2021 to 2022. We hope you found it useful. Don’t forget to share it with your friends!

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