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The Day of Cantabria in Spain

Quick Facts

The Day of Cantabria celebrates the history, culture and language of the Cantabrian region of Spain. It is annually held on the second Sunday of August.

Local names

NameLanguage
Día de CantabriaSpanish
The Day of CantabriaEnglish
Kantabrien-TagGerman

The Day of Cantabria 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Day of Cantabria 2015

Sunday, August 9, 2015
List of dates for other years

The Day of Cantabria (Día de Cantabria) celebrates the history, culture and language of the Cantabrian region of Spain. It is on the second Sunday of August, but is not a public holiday.

People in Cantabria have a reason to celebrate the second Sunday in August – it's the Day of Cantabria .

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What do people do?

The people of Cantabria celebrate their language, culture and history during the Day of Cantabria each year. Many people dress in traditional costume on the day. The main celebrations are in the town of Cabezón de la Sal, but many small towns and villages have their own events. Events include:


The autonomous community of Cantabria's president also makes a speech during this event, which is highlighted by the display of Cantabria's flag and the flags of the other autonomous Spanish communities.

Public life

The Day of Cantabria is not a public holiday. However, as on other Sundays, public life is generally quiet. Many stores, businesses and other organizations are closed. Large events may cause some local disruption to traffic, particularly in town and village centers.

Background

The mayor of Cabezón de la Sal originally proposed that the Day of Mountains (Día de La Montaña) should celebrate the culture and history of Cantabria on the second Sunday in August. Following from this proposal, the day was first celebrated in 1967. The Day of Mountains was declared an event of "National Tourist Interest" in 1971 and "Special Regional Interest" in 1983. Following the establishment of the autonomous community of Cantabria in 1982, the event became known as the Day of Cantabria.

The Day of Cantabria Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
SunAug 121990The Day of CantabriaLocal holidayCantabria
SunAug 111991The Day of CantabriaLocal holidayCantabria
SunAug 91992The Day of CantabriaLocal holidayCantabria
SunAug 81993The Day of CantabriaLocal holidayCantabria
SunAug 141994The Day of CantabriaLocal holidayCantabria
SunAug 131995The Day of CantabriaLocal holidayCantabria
SunAug 111996The Day of CantabriaLocal holidayCantabria
SunAug 101997The Day of CantabriaLocal holidayCantabria
SunAug 91998The Day of CantabriaLocal holidayCantabria
SunAug 81999The Day of CantabriaLocal holidayCantabria
SunAug 132000The Day of CantabriaLocal holidayCantabria
SunAug 122001The Day of CantabriaLocal holidayCantabria
SunAug 112002The Day of CantabriaLocal holidayCantabria
SunAug 102003The Day of CantabriaLocal holidayCantabria
SunAug 82004The Day of CantabriaLocal holidayCantabria
SunAug 142005The Day of CantabriaLocal holidayCantabria
SunAug 132006The Day of CantabriaLocal holidayCantabria
SunAug 122007The Day of CantabriaLocal holidayCantabria
SunAug 102008The Day of CantabriaLocal holidayCantabria
SunAug 92009The Day of CantabriaLocal holidayCantabria
SunAug 82010The Day of CantabriaLocal holidayCantabria
SunAug 142011The Day of CantabriaLocal holidayCantabria
SunAug 122012The Day of CantabriaLocal holidayCantabria
SunAug 112013The Day of CantabriaLocal holidayCantabria
SunAug 102014The Day of CantabriaLocal holidayCantabria
SunAug 92015The Day of CantabriaLocal holidayCantabria
SunAug 142016The Day of CantabriaLocal holidayCantabria
SunAug 132017The Day of CantabriaLocal holidayCantabria
SunAug 122018The Day of CantabriaLocal holidayCantabria
SunAug 112019The Day of CantabriaLocal holidayCantabria
SunAug 92020The Day of CantabriaLocal holidayCantabria

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