Gran Canaria Car Hire - Working Hours and Holiday Schedule

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The Canary Islands are on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) all year except between April and October, when it changes to GMT+1. The official holidays for 2008 in the entire autonomous community are: January 1 and 6, April 6, May 1 and 30, August 15, October 12, November 1 and December 6, 8 and 25. In addition, Gran Canaria has its own holiday: September 8, in honour of Nuestra Señora del Pino, and each municipality chooses its own local holidays.

Shopping hours: From 9 AM to 1 PM and from 4 PM to 8 PM, although large shopping centres are open all day until 10 PM.