One surprise for British parents is the absence of half-term holidays. The endless Spanish summer holidays mean that there are only two main school holidays. There are several one-day holidays and puentes (long weekends), too. Here is the full list:
Important dates for state schools this year (private schools may differ) are as follows:
Friday, September 9th: Start of primary school.
Monday, September 12th: Start of secondary school.
Thursday, September 15th: Our Lady of the Volcanoes Holiday, Lanzarote.
Wed October 12th: Spain’s National Holiday.
Tuesday November 1st: All Saints Day Holiday
Tues, Wed, Thurs, December 6th, 7th, 8th: Three-day holiday.
Fri, Dec 23rd to Fri Jan 6th: Christmas Holiday.
Monday, April 3rd to Fri 7th: Easter Holiday.
Monday May 1st: Workers Holiday.
Tuesday 30th May: Canary Day.
Friday 23rd June: End of school year.
Be sure to ask the school for a full calendar, which will also include two municipal holidays.
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