There are two public holidays this month, with many offices and shops shut for the Día de la Constitución next Friday 6 December. Often, the 8th is also a public holiday for Inmaculada Concepción but that falls on a Sunday this year. The second public holiday this month is of course Christmas Day itself.
The Día de la Constitución is very much a political holiday, since it marks Spain’s transition from dictatorship to democracy. After the death of General Franco, the newly and freely elected Government introduced a democratic constitution which was approved by referendum on 6 December in 1978. Christmas Day hopefully needs no explanation!
These are the last public holidays of 2019. The full list of next year’s public holidays is HERE.