Andalucia Day – Dia de Andalucia
Andalucia (sometimes spelt Andalucia, Andalusia, Andaluzia) is a Spanish autonomous community recognized as a historical nationality by its Statute of Autonomy, composed of the provinces of Almería, Cádiz, Córdoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaén, Málaga and Seville. Its capital is Seville, the seat of the Junta de Andalucía
There are many public holidays throughout the year in Spain. Some are local holidays, some regional and others are celebrated national holidays.
Dia de Andalucia or Andalucia Day is a great time for families and friends to get together and celebrate the region of Andalucia becoming autonomous. (autonomy is the capacity to make an informed, un-coerced decision. Autonomous organizations or institutions are independent or self-governing.)
Celebrated annually on 28 February, this is a public holiday in the Andalucian region of Spain.
This holiday commemorates the Statute of Autonomy of Andalucia when a referendum was held on 28 February 1980. On this day the Andalusian people voted for the statute that made Andalusia another autonomous community of Spain.
If February 28th falls on a Saturday or Sunday the chances are you’ll also get Monday off work.
With over eight million inhabitants, Andalucia is the largest autonomous community in terms of population and the second largest in the area. The Andalucian autonomous community is officially recognised as a nationality within Spain.
To mark the Day of Andalucia, many towns are decorated with the flag of Andalucia, and green and white bunting is a common sight. Cultural competitions are often held in conjunction with the day.
This is a great time to be in Nerja (like any other time is also a great time to be in Nerja) so please check and see what accommodation is available from the Nerja Paradise website.
For a comprehensive list of Spanish holidays, regional and National, please follow this link.