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Día de la Constitución

Día de la Constitución - Spain's Constitution Day
Public holiday Spain

Event date: Thursday 6th December 2018
Event location: Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain

Día de la Constitución Spain. Public holiday for Constitution Day in Spain. Día de la Constitución is always on 6th December and is part of the Puente de la Inmaculada. This is one of the special shopping days in Barcelona when big stores like Corte Ingles department stores and Barcelona shopping malls might stay open for Christmas shopping.

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The Spanish Constitution day commorates the Constitution of Spain from 1978, when Spain became a democracy after many years of dictatorship under General Franco. Check the links below to find the official constitution website, where you can download a copy of the Spanish constitution in several languages. Constitution day is generally not celebrated widely in Barcelona.

The 'Puente de la Inmaculada' is a long weekend and early Christmas holiday which combines public holiday on the 6th with the public holiday on the 8th of December called La Immaculada - Day of the Immaculate Conception. It is common in Spain is to take the day off that comes in between a public holiday (dia festivo) and the weekend if the public/bank holiday is on a Tuesday or Thursday.  In Spain this is called 'to make a bridge' or 'hacer puente' in Spanish.

In Barcelona this means is a big exodus of around 450,000 cars from Barcelona on big puente weekends, so book in advance, if you want to leave town and be prepared for long traffic delays leaving and returning to Barcelona.

This December puente is also often when the Barcelona ski season starts with many skiers heading for Pyrenees mountains and the Catalan and Spanish ski resorts are open the first days of the Barcelona ski season. It sometimes snows in the Catalan Pyreness as early as mid November and all the ski resorts and stations near Barcelona hope to open for the puente in December.

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