Gran Canaria and the Canary Islands share 8 official “bank holidays” with the rest of Spain in 2022. The regional communities are autonomous and also have flexibility around four other common holidays, Thursday, April 14 (Holy Thursday), Monday, May 2 (the Monday following the labour Day festivities), Monday, July 25 (Santiago Apóstol, patron saint of Spain) and December 26 (the Monday following Christmas), which allows for celebrations to move, and some have, so they will not necessarily be bank holidays in all of Spain. This year the Labour Day, May Day, Fiesta del Trabajo falls on a Sunday.
In addition to these, each of the Canary Island has its own official holiday and each municipality decides two or their own, one of which is usually their patron saint’s day.
Here is a list of all the official bank holidays on Gran Canaria for 2022.
According to the Law of Ordination of Commercial Activity of the Canary Islands, each year ten Sundays and holidays are also decided on which businesses may remain open to the public if they choose to.
For the island of Gran Canaria, the days were set as: January 2, April 14, May 29, November 1 and 27 and December 6, 8, 11, 18 and 26, 2022.
Thursday, 6 January
Public holiday in Spain – The Epiphany of the Lord, Reyes Magos, Epifanía del Señor
Thursday, 20 January
Local bank holiday in Agüimes – Festivities of San Sebastian
Wednesday, 2 February
Local bank holiday in Ingenio – Festividad de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria y San Blas, Our Lady of Candelaria
Tuesday, 1 March
Local Bank holiday in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Arucas, Firgas, Moya, Santa Brígida, Santa María de Guía, Tedeja, Teror, Valleseco – Martes de Carnaval, Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day, Mardi gras
Thursday, 3 March
Local Bank Holiday in Agüimes – Carnival Thursday
Friday, 15 April
Public holiday in Spain – Good Friday, Viernes Santo.
Friday, 13 May
Local bank holiday in San Mateo – Festivities of Virgen of Fatima.
Monday, 30 May
Local Bank Holiday in the Canary Islands – Día de Canarias, The Day of The Canary Islands
Monday, 13 June
Local bank holiday in Mogán and Santa Brídiga – Festivities of San Antonio de Padua.
Monday, 20 June
Local Bank holiday in Moya – Festivities of San Antonio de Padua ( St. Anthony).
Friday, 24 June
Local Bank holiday in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Telde, Arucas, La Aldea de San Nicolás, Teror
Foundational festivities of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, festivities in honour of San Juan Bautista in Telde, Arucas and La Aldea and Festividad del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús in Teror
Wednesday, 29 June
Local Bank holiday in Agaete and in Ingenio – Festividad San Pedro Apóstol, Festivities in honour of St Peter
Monday, 25 July
Local bank holiday in Gáldar and San Bartolomé de Tirajana – Festividad de Santiago Apóstol, the patron festivities in honour of Saint James the Apostle.
Tuesday, 26 July
Local bank holiday in Gáldar – Festivities of Santa Ana
Monday, 15 August
Public holiday in Spain – The feast of the Assumption, Asunción de la Virgen
Tuesday, 16 August
Local bank holiday in Firgas, Santa María de Guía and Valsequillo – Festivities of San Roque
Wednesday, 24 August
Local bank holiday in San Bartolomé de Tirajana – the co-patronal celebrations of San Bartolomé.
Monday 29 August
Local bank holiday in Artenara – Day after the Feast of the Virgen de la Cuevita, Día posterior a la Festividad de la Virgen de la Cuevita
Saturday, 10 September
Local bank holiday in La Aldea – Fiestas in honour of the patron Saint, San Nicolás de Tolentino. (Día del Charco is on Sunday, 11 September)
Monday, 12 September
Local bank holiday in Tejeda – Day after the Festivities of the Virgen del Socorro, The patron of the municipality.
Wednesday, 14 September
Local Bank holiday in Artenara – Día del Santo Cristo de Acusa, The Christ of Acusa
Wednesday, 21 September
Local bank holiday in San Mateo – Festivities of St. Matthew.
Thursday, 29 September
Local bank holiday in Valsequillo – The feast of Saint Michael, San Miguel.
Monday, 24 October
Public holiday in Santa Lucía – Festividad de San Rafael, Patron festivities of San Rafael in Vecindario
Thursday, November 17
Local Bank holiday in Telde – The festivities in honour of San Gregorio
Thursday, 8 December
Public holiday in Spain, The Immaculate Conception, Inmaculada Concepción.
Monday, 13 December
Local bank holiday in Santa Lucia de Tirajana – Saint Lucy’s Day.
Monday, December 26
Public holiday in The Canary Islands/Spain – Christmas, Natividad del Señor.