Almuñécar Holidays, Ferias & Fiestas (Local & National) 2017

The calendar below provides you with the dates for Almuñécar holidays (local & national), ferias, fiestas and additional public school days off.

Almuñécar Holidays, Ferias & Fiestas (Local & National)

National & Local Holidays

Grocery Stores are usually closed for all national holidays and some local holidays.  We have done our best to point it out below, but do understand it can vary.

The Royal Procession of the 3 Kings (Cabalgata de Reyes)

Almuñécar Fiestas

These are usually some sort of party or celebration.  Usually some sort of street party involving music, food and beverage.  Don’t be surprised if you hear some fireworks too.

Almuñécar Feria & La Herradura Feria

The Feria is a Fair with some carnival rides and traditional activities and celebrations.  This is usually several days long and it is the week leading up to the respective patron saint’s day.

  • March 19th for La Herradura
  • August 15th for Almuñécar

Public School Holidays

The public schools usually run from the second week in September through the third week in June.  They are typically closed for all of the national holidays and some of the local holidays.  If one of those days happens to land on a Tuesday or Thursday, the schools may opt to have an additional day off (the Monday or Friday) to bridge the weekend.

Junta de Andalucia school calendar 2017/18

The international school calendar may vary slightly.

Almuñécar Holiday Calendar


Month Date Day Holidays, Ferias & Fiestas
(Local & National)
23 – 8 2 weeks Public school winter break Public schools off
January 1 Sunday New Year’s Day National Holiday, stores closed
2 Monday New Year’s Day observed National Holiday, stores closed
6 Friday Día de Reyes (Kings’ Day) National Holiday, stores closed
February 27 Monday Public school day of education Public schools off
26 Sunday Carnaval Fiesta
28 Tuesday Andalucía Day National Holiday, stores closed
March 19 Sunday Patron Saint San Jose Day La Herradura Feria
April 10 – 14 Mon – Fri Public school spring break Public schools off
9 – 16 Thursday Holy week (Semana Santa) Processions all week
14 Friday Good Friday (Semana Santa) National Holiday, stores closed
16 Sunday Easter National Holiday, stores closed
May 1 Monday Labor day National Holiday, stores closed
1 – 3 Mon – Wed Fiestas Barrio San Sebastian Fiesta
3 Wednesday Day of the Crosses Fiesta
June 4 – 5 1st wk end Fiestas Barrio Tarramay Fiesta
11 – 13 Sun – Tues Gastronomic Fair Fiesta
23 Friday Public school last day of class
23-24 Fri – Sat San Juan Holiday, stores closed 24th
July 16 Sunday Virgen de Carmen Fiesta
August 8 – 15 1 week Patron Saint Virgen de Antigua Almuñécar  Feria
15 Tuesday Assumption of Mary (Fireworks) National Holiday, stores closed
September 11-15  Friday Public school begins Primary 11th, ESO on 15th
28 – 30 Thu – Sat Fiestas Barrio San Miguel Fiesta
October 7-8






Festival of the Sea (fiesta del Mar)

National Spain Day/ Fiesta

Chirimoya Festival

La Herradura Fiesta

National Holiday, stores closed

Torrecuevas Fiesta

31 Tuesday Public school holiday usually TBD
November 1 Wednesday All Saints Day National Holiday, stores closed
December 6 Wednesday Constitution Day National Holiday, stores closed
8 Friday Immaculate Conception National Holiday, stores closed
25 Monday Navidad/ Christmas Day National Holiday, stores closed



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