Semana Santa Dates

When is Easter in Spain in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022?

Statue of Jesus Christ at the easter procession, Semana Santa, La Orotava, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Europe
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When is Easter in Spain? What we call 'Easter' the Spanish call 'Semana Santa', or Holy Week. As the name implies, celebrations go on for a lot longer than the Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday that we have in the United States and the United Kingdom. In fact, Semana Santa in Spain lasts for ten days, finishing on Domingo de la Resurrección - what the English-speaking world calls 'Easter Sunday'.

In Spain, Easter Monday (Lunes de Pascua) doesn't mean much. It's a holiday in some regions of Spain, but most people head back to work.

Finally, a week after Easter Monday, there's an event in Salamanca called Lunes de Aguas, in which (traditionally) the, um, 'ladies of the night' who were banished from the city during Lent are welcomed back into the city. Today's celebrations are more about going for a picnic.

At the bottom of the page is a list of dates for Easter in Spain until Semana Santa 2022.

See also: Best Parties in Spain

Semana Santa in Seville

The most popular destination for Semana Santa in Spain is Seville. Considering this fact, if you want to get a good hotel room, it is worth booking your accommodation as far in advance as possible. Often the cheapest accommodation is a private room or apartment through AirBNB (book direct).

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    Accommodation and Transport for Semana Santa in Seville

    Accommodation is in very short supply during Semana Santa in Seville. Book as early as you can to guarantee somewhere to sleep:

      Semana Santa in Spain: Resources & Information

      If you're not sure which city want to visit for Semana Santa, try these pages below:

      Below are the dates for Semana Santa for 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

       2016201720182019202020212022
      Viernes de DoloresMarch 18April 7March 23April 12April 3March 26April 8
      Sábado de PasiónMarch 19April 8March 24April 13April 4March 27April 9
      Domingo de RamosMarch 20April 9March 25April 14April 5March 28April 10
      Lunes SantoMarch 21April 10March 26April 15April 6March 29April 11
      Martes SantoMarch 22April 11March 27April 16April 7March 30April 12
      Miércoles SantoMarch 23April 12March 28April 17April 8March 31April 13
      Jueves SantoMarch 24April 13March 29April 18April 9April 1April 14
      Viernes SantoMarch 25April 14March 30April 19April 10April 2April 15
      Sabado de GloriaMarch 26April 15March 31April 20April 11April 3April 16
      Domingo de la ResurrecciónMarch 27April 16April 1April 21April 12April 4April 17