Home   Calendar   Holidays   Spain   Ash Wednesday
Flag for Spain

Ash Wednesday in Spain

The first day of Lent is known as Ash Wednesday for Christians worldwide. It is the beginning of the Lenten fast. The Lenten fast lasts for 40 days (excluding Sundays) and ends on Holy Saturday, which is the day before Easter Sunday.

Is Ash Wednesday a Public Holiday?

This is a provincial public holiday. Schools, businesses, and government offices in the province observing this holiday will be closed. In Spain, each province observes two holidays in addition to the holidays of the Autonomous Community and national holidays.

Ash is an important symbol of Ash Wednesday in many Christian churches.

©iStockphoto.com/Ben Beltman

About Ash Wednesday

Read more about Ash Wednesday.

Ash Wednesday Observances

Ash Wednesday was only observed in the year 2020.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2020WedFeb 26Ash WednesdayProvincial HolidayPontevedra
2020WedFeb 26Ash WednesdayObservance 

While we diligently research and update our holiday dates, some of the information in the table above may be preliminary. If you find an error, please let us know.