When is Day of Madrid 2023?

Day of Madrid 2023 is on Tuesday 2nd May, 2023 (02/05/2023) in 459 days

What is Day of Madrid?

Day of Madrid

The 2nd of May marks Comunidad de Madrid –roughly translated to Day of Madrid– which is an annual regional holiday peculiar to the city of Madrid, Spain. It commemorates the War of Independence, which took place on the same day in the year 1808. During that period, Madrid had been under the sovereignty of France; and King Charles IV of Spain was bludgeoned by Napoleon to abdicate his throne in favor of Ferdinand VII, his son.

The French troops, under the command of General Murat, ventured to abduct the daughter and youngest son of Charles IV, and take them to Bayonne. The governors of Madrid were coerced to agree to their demands, albeit reluctantly. Nonetheless, upon the arrival of the French at the Royal Palace, myriads of people gathered in an insurgence with the resolve of thwarting the French from fulfilling their onset. In response, the French opened fire on the crowd; causing an insurrection all-over Madrid, with the populace resisting the immensely better-equipped French troops.

Dates for Day of Madrid from 2015 to 2024

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When is ...?WeekdayDateDays away
Day of Madrid 2024ThursdayMay 2nd in 825 days
Day of Madrid 2023TuesdayMay 2nd in 459 days
Day of Madrid 2022MondayMay 2nd in 94 days
Day of Madrid 2021SundayMay 2nd 270 days ago
Day of Madrid 2020SaturdayMay 2nd 635 days ago
Day of Madrid 2019ThursdayMay 2nd 1001 days ago
Day of Madrid 2018WednesdayMay 2nd 1366 days ago
Day of Madrid 2017TuesdayMay 2nd 1731 days ago
Day of Madrid 2016MondayMay 2nd 2096 days ago
Day of Madrid 2015SaturdayMay 2nd 2462 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateMay 2, 2023
When? Starts in 459 days
Duration1 Day
Type Spain Holidays

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