Spain has more public holidays than most other European countries: 14 national, regional and local holidays are celebrated each year. And as the Spanish are big fans of turning a public holiday into a short break, their busy calendar creates some fantastic opportunities for marketing your holiday let.
When you advertise with Holiday Lettings, your place will also be seen by thousands of Spanish travellers on www.tripadvisor.es (among others). So it’s well worth taking the time to widen it’s appeal (also see our tips for the French public holidays).
Spanish public holidays in 2014-15
- Thursday 17 April: Maundy Thursday (not all regions)
- Friday 18 April: Good Friday – viernes santo
- Sunday 21 April: Easter Sunday (not all regions)
- Thursday 1 May: Labour Day - día del trabajador
- Friday 15 August: Assumption Day – día de la Asunción
- Monday 13 October: Spanish National Day - día de la Hispanidad (Spain’s national day is usually on 12 October, but it’s moved this year to a weekday)
- Saturday 1 November: All Saints’ Day - día de todos los santos
- Saturday 6 December: Constitution Day - día de la Constitución
- Monday 8 December: Immaculate Conception Day - día de la Inmaculada Concepción
- Thursday 25 December: Christmas Day - día de Navidad
- Thursday 1 January: New Year’s Day - día del año nuevo
- Tuesday 6 January: Three Kings’ Day - día de los reyes magos
- Saturday 28 February: Andalusia regional day (Andalusia only)
Public holiday marketing tips
Here are a few tips on making the most of Spain’s long weekends to help fill any holes in your calendar:
- Add public holiday dates to your prices so travellers can easily find and book the correct dates. Go to Properties > Prices in your account.
- Create price periods around the holiday dates – travellers can then see at a glance what you’re charging for the period around a public holiday. For example, for Spanish Labour Day, list a rate for the long weekend from Thursday 1 May to Sunday 4 May.
- Local public holidays in Spain are usually colourful festivities – find out when they are in your area and list these too. For example, Valencia celebrates St Joseph’s Day for a week around 19 March and carnival celebrations (in the run-up to Lent) in Cadiz, Gran Canaria and Tenerife are big tourist attractions.
Published: 3 March 2014