It’s a day off work tomorrow – In Andalucia, that is!
What is Dia de Andalucia?
Dia de Andalucia. Andalusia Day is celebrated on 28 February and commemorates the 28 February 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.
Many cultural phenomena that are seen internationally as distinctively Spanish are largely or entirely Andalusian in origin. These include flamenco and, to a lesser extent, bullfighting and Hispano-Moorish architectural styles, both of which are also prevalent in some other regions of Spain.
Andalusian food comes from the southernmost region of Spain. It features plenty of fresh seafood, cured ham, local produce, traditional tapas, sugary sweets, and unique drinks such as sherry wines. Regional specialties include salmorejo, rabo de toro, mojama, torrijas, and pescaíto frito, among many more.
Dia de Andalucia, Andalusia or Andaluzia?
I’ve seen all these different ways of spelling the name “Andalucia”. The correct way to spell the name is Andalucía (with the with the accent above the “Ì”. The Arabic name Al-Andalus was originally applied by the Muslims (Moors) to the entire Iberian Peninsula; it likely refers to the Vandals who occupied the region in the 5th century
Is Nerja in Andalucía?
Nerja is situated at the eastern tip of the Costa del Sol, in the province of Malaga, 50 kilometres from the city of Malaga and within an hour and a half’s drive from Granada and the ski resort of the Sierra Nevada.
As far as holiday locations go, Nerja is up there with the best. Famed for it’s caves, the Balcón de Europa ( a walkway that juts out into the Mediterranean Sea) and even the Paella is known worldwide, this is of course Ayo’s Paella on Burriana Beach.
Nerja Beach Holidays have villas, apartments and townhouses for self-catering holidays in Nerja. Use these accommodations to discover other parts of Andalucia, such as Ronda, Granada, Seville, Cordoba, Cadiz and many for fantastic locations.
There is a fantastic website for the region called andalucia.org/