Bank Holidays in Andalucia Spain – Festivals and Fiestas 2019/2020

Bank Holidays in Andalucia Spain – Festivals and Fiestas 2019/2020

Bank holidays, fiestas and festivals in Andalucia

(All Saints Day) The night after Halloween. People all over the Spanish speaking world hold vigils, parties and parades. The dead relatives are honoured by visits to graves of the deceased by living relatives and friends.

There is a bank holiday in August 15th La Asunción de la Virgen (Asuncion Day) so, you may find shops will be shut everywhere. It is usual for places to be closed on Bank holidays.

  • January 1 – Año Nuevo (New Year) Like everywhere else, the Spanish people have a party.
  • January 7 – Monday after La Epifanía del Señor (Three Kings) This is a very important time f the year fr the kids. On the eve of the 5th of January, the kids leave their shoes out in the hope of getting present. See More
  • February 28 – El día de Andalucia (Andalucia day) The Día de Andalucía is celebrated February 28 and commemorates the February 28, 1980 referendum on the Statute of Autonomy of Andalusia, in which the Andalusian electorate voted for the statute that made Andalusia an autonomous community of Spain.
  • April 18 – La festividad del Jueves Santo (Maundy Thursday) Maundy Thursday is the Christian holy day falling on the Thursday before Easter. It commemorates the Washing of the Feet and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles, as described in the canonical gospels. It is the fifth day of Holy Week, preceded by Holy Wednesday and followed by Good Friday
  • April 19 – El Viernes Santo (Good Friday)Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover.
  • May 1 – La Fiesta Nacional del Trabajo (May Day) Celebrating International Workers day.
  • August 15 – La Asunción de la Virgen (Asuncion Day) Assumption Day is celebrated around the world on Aug. 15 in honour of the Christian belief that God raised the Virgin Mary to heaven after her death. Better known as the Day of the Virgen de la Paloma in Spain, the feast of the Assumption has been celebrated since the 18th century. The festivities begin on Aug. 11 and conclude on Aug. 15 with a grand celebration in the streets of Madrid.

    October 12 – La Fiesta Nacional de España (Hispanic Day)
    Hispanic Day (Día de la Hispanidad) or National Day (Fiesta Nacional de España) is an annual national public holiday in Spain on October 12. It commemorates when Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas in 1492.

  • November 1 – El día de Todos Los Santos (All Saints Day) The night after Halloween. People all over the Spanish speaking world hold vigils, parties and parades. The dead relatives are honoured by visits to graves of the deceased.
  • December 6 – El día de la constitución (Constitution Day) Founding of the Spanish Constitution.
  • December 9 – Monday after El día de la Inmaculada Concepción Day of the Immaculate Conception. On this day, the angel Gabriel visited Mary, mother of Jesus Christ.
  • December 25 – El día de Navidad (Christmas Day) Goes without saying. Its Christmas all over the world.

There are more bank holidays, fiestas and fairs, some are national, some regional and some local. Whatever the occasion, we hope you will join in.

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