National Day (Spain)

National Day, also known as El Día de la Hispanidad or Hispanic Day, is a public holiday in Spain, and it is observed on October 12 each year.

The holiday commemorates the Spanish legacy to the world, especially Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492. It is celebrated by many Hispanic America. In the United States, it is celebrated as Columbus Day.

In 1981, after the approval of the Spanish Constitution in 1978, the holiday became the National Day of Spain and Hispanic Day (Fiesta Nacional de España y Día de la Hispanidad), a day celebrating the Hispanic diversity, brotherhood, common heritage and cultural ties between Hispanic countries. The holiday was changed to the National Day of Spain (El Día de la Fiesta Nacional de España) in 1987.

The following is the list of National Day in Spain from 2022 to 2026.

HolidayDateWeekday
National DayOct 12, 2022Wednesday
National DayOct 12, 2023Thursday
National DayOct 12, 2024Saturday
National DayOct 12, 2025Sunday
National DayOct 12, 2026Monday

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