Public holidays celebrated in Spain include a mix of national holidays, regional holidays and local holidays.
Each region is allowed to declare a maximum of 14 public holidays per year. Nine national holidays are chosen by the Government, up to three by the region and at least two are chosen locally. How fabulous!
If one of the nine "national holidays" falls on a Sunday, each of the 17 regional governments can choose its replacement, or can let local authorities choose on their own.
As if that isn’t enough a large percentage of people take extra days off, a ”puente” (bridge), to create four or five day long weekends. For example, if a holiday falls on Tuesday everyone also takes Monday off, “bridging” their holidays so to speak. Even more fabulous!