2021 Calendar La Herradura & Almuñécar Holidays, Ferias & Fiestas

The 2021 Holiday calendar below provides you with the days and dates for La Herradura and Almuñécar public holidays (local & national), ferias, fiestas and additional public school days off.

La Herrradura Almuñécar Holidays, Festivals, Ferias. Festivals of Almuñécar & La Herradura, plus annual calendar. A calendar with the dates for La Herradura and Almuñécar holidays (local & national), ferias, fiestas and additional public school days off. Read more on AlmunecarInfo.com

 

2021 Spain National & Local Public 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.

2020 – 21 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 La Herradura and Almuñécar 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.

public school calendar 2020/21 


La Herradura & Almuñécar Holidays 2021

ALERT as of 8 May, 2020

Almuñécar suspends the Patron Saint Festivities in August 2020 (Feria & fireworks) and all neighborhood festivals until some time in 2021. Mayor Trinidad Herrera has stated that the entire budget for all festivities, about € 200,000, will be dedicated to fighting the coronavirus in the Municipality.

Read full announcement here.

 

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.

La Herradura & Almuñécar Holidays 2021

Month Date Day Holidays, Ferias & Fiestas (Local & National) Comments
January 2021
1 Friday New Year’s Day National Holiday, stores closed
5 Tuesday 3 King’s Parade National Holiday, stores closed on the 6th
6 Wednesday Epiphany (3 King’s Day) National Holiday, stores closed
11 Monday Public Schools back in session End of winter break
February
TBD Friday – Sunday Fiestas de La Candelaria de Lobres, Salobreña usually the closest weekend to Feb 2.
covid special 19-21 Friday – Saturday Carnival Almuñécar  (for 2021 it will be a costume photo contest. Submissions through Feb 19, winners announced on the 21st. various times (locally it is just a day or two
about 6 weeks before Easter.  The date will
be announced closer to the time)
covid cancel TBD TBD Carnival La Herradura Plaza de la Independencia
28 Sunday Dia de Andalucía (some cultural attractions are free) National Holiday, stores closed
school holiday observed on Friday 26
March
1 Monday Día de la Comunidad Educativa Public School holiday
covid cancel 13- 19 Sat – Friday Feria La Herradura  always around the 19 of March Public School holiday on the 19th
19 Friday Father’s Day  &
La Herradura Patron Saint San Jose Day
Local Public School holiday
Final day of Feria La Herradura
covid cancel  28 – April 4 Sun – Sun Holy week (Semana Santa) No Processions all week 2021
(visit shop windows in the center. virtual activities)
29 – April 02 Mon – Fri Public school spring break Public schools closed
April
covid altered March 28 – April 4 Sun – Sun Holy week (Semana Santa) Processions all week
March 29 – April 2 Mon – Fri Public school spring break Public schools closed
1 Thursday Maundy Thursday National Holiday, stores closed
2 Friday Good Friday (Semana Santa) National Holiday, stores closed
4 Sunday Easter National Holiday, stores closed
12 Saturday Feast of St. Vincent Andalucia
May
1 Saturday Labor day National Holiday, stores closed
2 Sunday Mother’s Day
covid cancel TBD Wed – Fri Fiestas Barrio San Sebastian Fiesta
1-2 Sat-Sun Fiestas de las Cruces de Mayo
covid cancel TBD Sunday Virgen de Fátima Pilgrimage Romeria del Cerval – Sunday nearest May 13
covid cancel TBD Sunday Feast of San Isidro  Pilgrimage – La Romeria de San Isidro nearest to May 15
18 Tuesday International Museum Day free entry to local museums
May 21- June 4 Fri – Fri VII Almuñécar Ruta de la Tapa
June
TBD Fri- Sunday Fiestas Barrio Taramay Fiesta (1st wk end)
TBD Fri- Sunday Gastronomic Fair (usually in June) Fiesta in Majuelo Park
22 Tuesday Public school last day of class Infantil and Primary
22 Tuesday Public school last day of class Secondary & Bach
23-24 Wed/Thur Feast of San Juan Holiday, stores closed 23rd & 24th
July
July Summer Concerts  El Majuelo Park & La Plaza del Sexi
cancelled Fri- Sun Luz de Luna La Herradura Candlelit night market & activities
13-16 Tues – Fri Virgen del Carmen  (procession on 16th) Fiesta end of San Cristobal beach, near Chinasol
16 Thursday Dia de Virgen del Carmen National Holiday, stores limited hrs or closed
22-25 TBD Jazz en la Costa Annual Jazz Festival (mid July)
TBD Saturday Late night Shopping Annual late shopping night with entertainment.
29 – Aug 1 Thu-Sun La Herradura Puppet Festival Annual Puppet Festival (summer)
August
August Summer Concerts  El Majuelo Park & La Plaza del Sexi
9 – 15 One week Feria Almunecar & Fiestas Patron Saint Virgen de Antigua Feria Almuñecar
TBD TBD Day Fair
15 Saturday Assumption of Mary (Fireworks!) National Holiday, stores limited hrs or closed
19-22 Thu – Sun Annual La Herradura Summer Concerts Summer
28 Saturday Annual La Herradura Blues Festival Usually mid to late August
TBD TBD Late night Shopping Annual late shopping night with entertainment.
September
8 Wednesday Primary Public school begins (Estimated) Primary
13 Monday Secondary Public school begins (Estimated) ESO & Bachillerato
16 Thursday Tourism Day! Free entry to many historical sites
27-29 Mon-Wed Fiestas de San Miguel  Fiesta near castle
October
TBD Sat-Sunday Festival of the Sea (fiesta del Mar) La Herradura Fiesta
12 Tuesday  Día de la Hispanidad National Holiday, schools and
stores closed or limited
TBD TBD Fiestas de la Chirimoya Barrio Torrecuevas Fiesta
19 Tuesday Commemoration of El naufragio shipwreck of 1562 La Herradura
31 Sunday Halloween  Almunecar, La Herradura, Maro
November
1 Monday All Saints Day National Holiday,
stores may be closed
(Public schools closed)
December Christmas & New Years Events   6 weeks of events
TBD a few days Art exhibition – Casa de la Cultura Usually a few days in Dec
6-8 Mon – Wed Fiestas de Otivar – Immaculate Conception Usually 2-3 days leading to Dec 8
6 Mon Constitution Day National Holiday, stores closed
(Public schools closed)
8 Wednesday Fiestas de La Carrera – Immaculate Conception National Holiday, stores limited
Public schools closed
25 Saturday Navidad/ Christmas Day National Holiday, stores closed
Xmas Break 2021
TBD 2 weeks Public school winter break Public schools off
(school is back in session Jan 10)
January 2022
1 Saturday New Year’s Day National Holiday, stores closed
6 Thursday Epiphany (3 King’s Day) National Holiday, stores closed

Andalucia public Holiday

2021

  • January 1 – Año Nuevo (New Year)
  • January 6 – La Epifanía del Señor (Three Kings)
  • February 28 – El día de Andalucia (Andalucia day)
  • April 1 – La festividad del Jueves Santo (Maundy Thursday)
  • April 2 – El Viernes Santo (Good Friday)
  • May 1 – La Fiesta nacional del Trabajo (May Day)
  • August 15 – La Asunción de la Virgen (Asuncion Day)
  • October 12 – La Fiesta Nacional de España (Hispanic Day)
  • November 1 – El día de Todos los Santos (All Saints Day)
  • December 6 – El día de la constitución (Constitution Day)
  • December 8 – El día de la Inmaculada Concepción Day of the Immaculate Conception
  • December 25 – El día de Navidad (Christmas Day)

2022

  • January 1 – Año Nuevo (New Year)
  • January 6 – La Epifanía del Señor (Three Kings)
  • February 28 – El día de Andalucuia (Andalucia day)
  • April 14 – La festividad del Jueves Santo (Maundy Thursday)
  • April 15 – El Viernes Santo (Good Friday)
  • May 1 – La Fiesta nacional del Trabajo (May Day)
  • August 15 – La Asunción de la Virgen (Asuncion Day)
  • October 12 – La Fiesta Nacional de España (Hispanic Day)
  • November 1 – El día de Todos los Santos (All Saints Day)
  • December 6 – El día de la constitución (Constitution Day)
  • December 8 – El día de la Inmaculada Concepción Day of the Imaculate Conception
  • December 25 – El día de Navidad (Christmas Day)

 

Fiestas Almuñecar 2020 / 2021

Click here for daily schedule of the Annual Fiestas Virgen de la Antigua each August

The second week of August means it's time for the Almuñécar Feria and Fiestas Virgen de la Antigua.  Time for celebrations in honor of the town's patron saint,  Virgen de la Antigua.  It's nearly a week full of food, drinks, music, carnival rides, and a procession.  It all ends on August 15th with the biggest night in Almuñécar 's list of annual festivals and the most spectacular fireworks display around! Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

Neighborhood Fiestas!

  • Fiestas of the neighborhood of San Sebastián in honor of its patron – January 20.
  • Fiestas of the Taramay district – first weekend of July.
  • Fiestas of the neighborhood of Los Marinos in honor of Nuestra Señora del Carmen (patron saint of sailors) – July 16.
  • Patron Saint festivities in honor of Virgen de la Antigua, patron saint of the city –  Feria from 9 to 15 August.
  • Festivities in honor of San Miguel (patron saint of San Miguel district) – September 29.
  • Festivities in honor of the Virgin Mother of the neighborhood of Torrecuevas – October 12.
  • Fiestas de La Carrera in honor of the Immaculate Conception – December 8.
  • Current Month of Cultural Events in Almuñécar & La Herradura

 

January 5th 5pm 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 Feria
  • August 15th for Almuñécar Feria

In addition to the nationally recognized holidays, each Autonomous community, Province or Municipality will have additional dates specific to their area.  If you are planning any travel, it is always a good idea to know the local holidays for your destination.

Autonomous Community Holidays:

Andalusia Holidays

  • February 28th: Andalusia Day

Aragon Holidays

  • April 23rd: St George’s Day and Aragon regional day

Asturias Holidays

  • September 8th: Asturian Regional Day

Balearic Islands Holidays

  • March 1st: Balearic Regional Day
  • April 22nd: Easter Monday
  • December 26th (St Stephen’s Day)

Basque Country Holidays

  • April 22nd: Easter Monday

Canary Islands Holidays

  • May 30th: Canary Islands Day

Cantabria Holidays

  • July 28th: Cantabrian Day
  • September 15th: Patron Saint of Cantabria – Virgen de la Bien Aparecida

Castilla-La Mancha Holidays

  • May 31st:  Castilla-La Mancha Regional Day

Castile and León Holidays

  • April 23rd: Castile and León Day

Catalonia Holidays

  • April 22nd: Easter Monday
  • September 11th Catalonia National Day
  • December 26th (St Stephen’s Day)

Ceuta Holidays

  • August 22nd: Eid al-Adha – Festival of Abraham’s Sacrifice

Extremadura Holidays

  • September 8th: Extremadura Regional Day

Galicia Holidays

  • May 17th Galician Literature Day
  • July 25th: Feast of St James’ Day / Galician Regional Day

La Rioja Holidays

  • June 10th: La Rioja Regional Day

Madrid Holidays

  • May 2nd: Community of Madrid Day

Melilla Holidays

  • January 2nd (Monday after New Year’s Day)
  • August 22nd: Eid al-Adha – Festival of Abraham’s Sacrifice – (Wednesday)

Murcia Holidays

  • March 19th: Feast of San Jose
  • June 9th: Murcia Day (observed the Monday after June 9th)

Navarra Holidays

  • April 22nd: Easter Monday

Valencia Holidays

  • March 19th:  Feast of San Jose
  • April 22nd: Easter Monday
  • October 9th: Valencia Day

Are you planning some travel around Spain?  Click here for a full list of public holidays.

Pin me for later!

Festivals of Almuñécar & La Herradura, plus annual calendar. Read more on AlmunecarInfo.com

Almuñécar Costa Tropical

Tours, Excursions, Activities, & Day Bus Trips - we have a great list for you here!

Read our Almunecar Spain Guide and what it has to offer you as a tourist or a resident.  Come to the Costa Tropical!

Click here for Almuñécar holidays, ferias, fiestas, and festivals.

We provide you with several lists of some favorite Almuñécar Restaurants & La Herradura restaurants too. From tapas to fine dining & churros to flamenco. 

Some facts all about Almuñécar Spain A-Z, Let’s Learn A Little & Enjoy Almunecar.

El Tiempo en Almuñécar (The Weather in Almuñécar)

Popular Social Media Spots In Almuñécar & La Herradura.  Where are the best locations for those Instagram and Facebook photos?

Que ver en Almuñecar/ What to do in Almuñecar

Looking for things to do or what to see in town?  We have so many options for you, find out more! Things to do in Almunecar Spain. From Almunecar Beaches, to castles there is so much to see and do. Including local activities, day trips, outdoors, Almunecar beaches and more. Read more on www.AlmunecarInfo.com

 

Places to Stay in Spain

Booking.com

Let us advertise your business or event
and reach thousands of people each week!

Contact us today for more information.


Heidi

View posts by Heidi
Heidi is passionate about travel (50+ countries) and loves experiencing the world with husband and their kids. In Aug 2012, they left the “perfect American life”, quit their jobs, sold their belongings and moved to Almuñécar. She likes to share all of her favorites things about the area, as well as practical information too. You may also view their family travel blog, Wagoners Abroad, at https://wagonersabroad.com

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.