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Castile and León Day in Spain

April 23 is Castile and León Day, an annual public holiday in the autonomous community of Castile and León in northwestern Spain. It coincides with St George’s Day and the Day of Aragon.

Is Castile and León Day a Public Holiday?

Castile and León Day is a public holiday in Castile-Leon, where it is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Castile and León Day is celebrated in Segovia, pictured above, and other cities in Castile and León.

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Celebrate Castile and León Day

Castile and León Day is celebrated on April 23 but celebrations start on the evening of April 22 with music performances. Other festivities include special ceremonies, dances, sports events, exhibits and street performances.

Public Life

Castile and León Day is a public holiday in Castile and León on April 23. Schools, government offices and many businesses are closed. Public transport services may run to a different schedule, so travelers are advised to check for any changes to the public transit schedules.

About Castile and León Day

Castile and León Day commemorates the Battle of Villalar when Charles, also known as Charles I (Carlos I) of the Spanish empire, defeated a group of Castilians in the Revolt of the Comuneros on April 23, 1521. He ruled the Holy Roman Empire from 1519 until he stepped down from power in 1556.

Castile and León Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2015ThuApr 23Castile and León DayLocal holidayCastile-Leon
2016SatApr 23Castile and León DayLocal holidayCastile-Leon
2017MonApr 24Castile and León DayLocal holidayCastile-Leon
2018MonApr 23Castile and León DayLocal holidayCastile-Leon
2019TueApr 23Castile and León DayLocal holidayCastile-Leon
2020ThuApr 23Castile and León DayLocal holidayCastile-Leon
2021FriApr 23Castile and León DayLocal holidayCastile-Leon
2022SatApr 23Castile and León DayLocal holidayCastile-Leon
2023SunApr 23Castile and León DayLocal holidayCastile-Leon
2024TueApr 23Castile and León DayLocal holidayCastile-Leon
2025WedApr 23Castile and León DayLocal holidayCastile-Leon

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