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What to expect for the upcoming holiday weekend in the Canary Islands

After the Easter week is over, another enjoyable long weekend will soon follow due to an upcoming public holiday.

With Easter now behind us, many are looking forward to the next opportunity for an extended break. Beyond the upcoming Labour Day on May 1st, residents of the Canary Islands have something special to anticipate—a long-awaited extended weekend at the end of May.

This opportunity arises with the celebration of Canary Islands Day on May 30th, which falls on a Thursday this year. Those fortunate enough can extend the occasion by taking off Friday, May 31st, thus potentially enjoying a four-day weekend.

The 2024 working calendar for the Canary Islands has already been set, outlining all national, regional, and local public holidays. However, it’s worth noting that one public holiday will be missed this year as it falls on a Sunday.

The following days are designated as public holidays in the Canary Islands for 2024

What to expect for the upcoming holiday weekend in the Canary Islands

  • January 1, New Year’s Day
  • January 6, Epiphany of the Lord
  • March 28, Maundy Thursday
  • March 29, Good Friday
  • May 1, Labour Day
  • May 30, Canary Islands Day
  • August 15, Assumption of the Virgin Mary
  • October 12, Spanish National Holiday
  • November 1, All Saints’ Day
  • December 6, Spanish Constitution Day
  • December 25, Christmas Day

Unfortunately, the December 8th holiday for the Immaculate Conception is excluded from the 2024 calendar as it coincides with a Sunday, replicating the scenario from 2023 when this also resulted in losing a potential long weekend.

In addition to the national and regional holidays, each island in the Canary Islands celebrates its unique local holidays

What to expect for the upcoming holiday weekend in the Canary Islands

  • February 2, Virgen de Candelaria, Tenerife
  • August 5, Our Lady of Las Nieves, La Palma
  • September 9, the Monday following Nuestra Señora del Pino, Gran Canaria
  • September 16, Our Lady of the Volcanoes, Lanzarote and La Graciosa
  • September 20, Our Lady of La Peña, Fuerteventura
  • September 24, Our Lady of the Kings, El Hierro
  • October 7, Our Lady of Guadalupe, La Gomera

These holidays not only offer residents additional days off but also reflect the rich cultural heritage and local traditions that define the Canary Islands.

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