2nd Sep 2022 @ 6:20 am

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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