The Regional Government in the Canary Islands establishes, within an annual limit of fourteen such dates, a list of official bank holidays for the year 2024, following the publication of the Laboral Calendar in the Official State Gazette (BOE). The local municipality holidays are then published at the end of the year.
The island of Gran Canaria and the Canary Islands share official holidays with the rest of Spain. In addition to these, each of the Canary Islands has its official holiday and each municipality has its own two. This year, a few festive days fall on a Sunday so they are allowed to designate another day of the week to celebrate or move it to the Monday following, meaning there are a few “puente” long weekends this year.
Areas of large tourist influx are exceptions to the general schedule regime. Gran Canaria has many of these, so there are always places open on a Sunday.
See all the local holidays in the Canary Islands HERE
Many of the patron saints’ celebrations will include a range of local and regional events scheduled for several days, and weekends, with Romería processions, live performances, pilgrimage offerings, traditional fiestas, and nighttime events free for all to attend; many attendees dress in traditional clothing to mark the occasion of the main feast day or the day before.
As for the municipalities, Carnival Tuesday, Martes de Carnival’ stands out again, a holiday in many of them. This year, it will be February 13, quite early.
You will find much more information and loads of local events in The Canary Guide calendar, where they are added as soon as the programs are published.
Saturday, 6 January
Public Holiday in Spain: The Epiphany of the Lord/Epifanía del Señor/Reyes Magos
Tuesday 13 february
Local bank holiday in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria,
Shrove Tuesday – Martes de Carnaval
Thursday 15 February
Local bank holiday in Agüimes: Carnival Thursday – Jueves de Carnaval
Local bank holiday in Ingenio: Thursday after Ash Wednesday/Jueves posterior al miércoles de ceniza
Thursday 28 March
Public Holiday in The Canary Islands – Holy Thursday/Jueves Santo;
Friday 29 March
Public Holiday in Spain – Holy Friday/Viernes Santo;
Monday 13 May
Local bank holiday in Vega de San Mateo: Festividad en honor a la Virgen de Fátima.
Wednesday 15 May
Local bank holiday in Gáldar: Feast of San Isidro Labrador- Festividad de San Isidro Labrador
Monday 20 May
Local bank holiday in Valleseco: Fiesta del Patrón del Municipio – San Vicente Ferrer
Thursday, May 30
Public Holiday in the Canary Islands – Canary Islands’ Day, Día de Canarias
Thursday 13 June
Local bank holiday in Mogán: Festividad de San Antonio
Local bank holiday in Santa Brígida: Festividad de San Antonio de Padua
Monday 17 June
Local bank holiday in Moya: Festividad de San Antonio de Padua
Monday 24 June
Local bank holiday in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: Conmemoración de la Fundación de la Ciudad, Commemoration of the Foundation of the City
Local bank holiday in Artenara, Arucas, Telde, Valsequillo: Festividad de San Juan
Friday 28 June
Local bank holiday in Agaete: Feast of Saint Peter the Apostle -Festividad San Pedro Apóstol.
Thursday 25 July
Local bank holiday in Gáldar: Feast of Santiago Apóstol- Festividad de Santiago Apóstol
Local bank holiday in San Bartolomé de Tirajana: Festividad de Santiago Apóstol.
Thursday 15 August
Public Holiday in Spain: The Feast of Assumption of the Virgin, Asunción de la Virgen
Friday 16 August
Local bank holiday in Firgas: Festividad de San Roque
Local bank holiday in Santa María de Guía: Festividad de San Roque.
Local bank holiday in Valsequillo: Festividad de San Roque
Saturday 24 August
Local bank holiday in San Bartolomé de Tirajana: Festividad de San Bartolomé, the co-patron saint of the municipality
Monday 26 August
Local bank holiday in Artenara: Day after the Feast of the Virgen de la Cuevita Agaete – Día posterior a la Festividad de la Virgen de la Cuevita
Monday 9 September
Bank Holiday on Gran Canaria: The Day after the feast of the Patron Saint of Gran Canaria Our Lady of the Pine, Nuestra Señora del Pino.
(moved because Feast Day falls on a Sunday this year)
Tuesday 10 September
Local bank holiday in La Aldea de San Nicolás: Festividad del Santo Patrono San Nicolás de Tolentino
Wednesday 11 September
Local bank holiday in La Aldea de San Nicolás: Día del Charco
Monday 16 September
Local Bank holiday in Tejeda: Festividad de la Virgen del Socorro
Saturday 21 September
Local bank holiday in Vega de San Mateo: Festividad en honor al Apóstol San Mateo.
Saturday 12 October
Public Holiday in Spain – Fiesta Nacional de España, Día de la Hispanidad
Thursday 24 October
Local bank holiday in Santa Lucía: Festividad de San Rafael
Friday 13 December
Local bank holiday in Santa Lucía: Patron Saint festivities, Saint Lucy’s Day, Festividad de Santa Lucía
Wednesday 25 December
Public Holiday in Spain – Christmas, Natividad del Señor