Next Canary Islands Day holiday is on

30th May 2024, Thursday

What is Canary Islands Day?

Canary Islands Day

The sovereign community of the Canary Islands, Spain, has a dedicated public holiday denominated Canary Islands Day. It is celebrated annually on the 30th of May; marking the commencement of the first legislature assembly which was held on the same day in 1983.

The Canary Islands are an archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean, comprising seven islands, with two capitals Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The Canaries are usually colloquially referred to with the epithet “Canaria” – a word derived from Latin, which means “Great Island of Dogs”; due to the excessive number of dogs inhibiting the archipelago. The aboriginal inhabitants of the Canary Islands were the Guanches, who, according to recent researches, were genetically analogous to present-day Berbers. The Canaries gained their autonomy in the late 15th century; becoming a major milestone in the history of Spain as it made its way to the new world.

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Dates of Canary Islands Day
2030 Thursday30th May
2029 Wednesday30th May
2028 Tuesday30th May
2027 Sunday30th May
2026 Saturday30th May
2025 Friday30th May
2024 Thursday30th May
2023 Tuesday30th May
2022 Monday30th May
2021 Sunday30th May
2020 Saturday30th May
2019 Thursday30th May
2018 Wednesday30th May
2017 Tuesday30th May
2016 Monday30th May
2015 Saturday30th May
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