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Epiphany in Spain

Many Christians around the world annually celebrate Epiphany on January 6. It is a public holiday in many countries and marks two events in Jesus Christ’s life, according to the Christian Bible. The first event was when the three wise men, or kings, visited infant Jesus. The second event was when St John the Baptist baptized Jesus.

Is Epiphany a Public Holiday?

Epiphany is on Sunday, January 6, 2019 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in Spain.

3 Wise men following the star.
The three wise men's (or kings') visit to baby Jesus Christ is remembered on Epiphany.
The three wise men's (or kings') visit to baby Jesus Christ is remembered on Epiphany.
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About Epiphany

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Epiphany Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday TypeArea
2010WedJan 6EpiphanyNational holiday 
2011ThuJan 6EpiphanyNational holiday 
2012FriJan 6EpiphanyNational holiday 
2013SunJan 6EpiphanyNational holiday 
2014MonJan 6EpiphanyNational holiday 
2015TueJan 6EpiphanyNational holiday 
2016WedJan 6EpiphanyNational holiday 
2017FriJan 6EpiphanyNational holiday 
2018SatJan 6EpiphanyNational holiday 
2019SunJan 6EpiphanyNational holiday 
2020MonJan 6EpiphanyNational holiday 

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