Barcelona Events 2024

Día de la Constitución

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

Event date:
Fri 6th December 2024

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. If the 6th and 8th fall near a weekend, then many Spaniards take a day off work on the 7th December to created the 'Puente de la Inmaculada' by combining the public holiday on the 6th December with the public holiday on the 8th of December called La Immaculada - the Day of the Immaculate Conception. Taking 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, is called 'to make a bridge' or 'hacer puente' in Spanish. In Barcelona a puente usually means a big exodus of around 450,000 cars from Barcelona on big puente weekends. Be prepared for long traffic delays leaving and returning to Barcelona at the start and finish of a puente weekend.

The Día de la Constitución is Spanish Constitution day, which commorates the Constitution of Spain made in 1978, after Spain became a democracy following many years of dictatorship under General Franco. Constitution day is generally not celebrated widely in Barcelona. 

Skiing near Barcelona

This December puente is also often when the Barcelona ski season begins and many skiers heading for the Pyrenees mountains and the Catalan and Spanish ski resorts are open the first days of the Barcelona ski season.

It can snow in the Catalan Pyrenees as early as mid-November and all the ski resorts and stations near Barcelona hope to be open for the December puente break.

Where to ski near Barcelona 

Are shops open? 

The Día de la Constitución public holiday is usually one of the special shopping days in Barcelona and big stores like Corte Ingles department store and the Barcelona shopping malls usually are open for Christmas shopping. Shops can usually choose to open for Christmas shopping. In the center of Barcelona restaurants and tourist shops open on public and tours. Tourist attractions and museums operate normally.

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