2020 Calendar La Herradura & Almuñécar Holidays, Ferias & Fiestas

The 2020 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


2020 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 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 2019/20 

La Herradura & Almuñécar Holidays 2020

ALERT as of 8 May, 2020

Almuñécar suspends the Patron Saint Festivities in August 2020 (Feria & fireworks) and all neighborhood festivals until 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.

MonthDateDayHolidays, Ferias & Fiestas (Local & National)Comments
1WednesdayNew Year’s DayNational Holiday, stores closed
5Sunday3 King’s ParadeNational Holiday, stores closed on the 6th
6MondayEpiphany (3 King’s Day)National Holiday, stores closed
8WednesdayPublic Schools back in sessionEnd of winter break
Jan 31 –
Feb 02
Friday – SundayFiestas de La Candelaria de Lobres, Salobreñausually the closest weekend to Feb 2.
21-22Friday – SaturdayCarnival Almuñécarvarious times (locally it is just a day or two
about 6 weeks before Easter.  The date will
be announced closer to the time)
TBDTBDCarnival La Herradura21:00 Plaza de la Independencia
28FridayDia de Andalucía (some cultural attractions are free)National Holiday, stores closed
2MondayDía de la Comunidad EducativaPublic School holiday
6-14Fri – SatVI Almuñécar Ruta de la Tapa
18- 22Tues – SatFeria La Herradura  always around the 19 of MarchPublic School holiday on the 19th
19ThursdayFather’s Day  &
La Herradura Patron Saint San Jose Day
Local Public School holiday
Final day of Feria La Herradura
4SaturdayFeast of St. VincentAndalucia
6-10Mon – FriPublic school spring breakPublic schools off
3-12Fri – SunHoly week (Semana Santa)Processions all week
9ThursdayMaundy ThursdayNational Holiday, stores closed
10FridayGood Friday (Semana Santa)   National Holiday, stores closed
12SundayEasterNational Holiday, stores closed
1FridayLabor dayNational Holiday, stores closed
3SundayMother’s Day
4MondayDía de la Comunidad EducativaPublic School holiday
TBDWed – FriFiestas Barrio San SebastianFiesta
1-3Fri-SunFiestas de las Cruces de MayoVirtual celebration in 2020
TBDSundayVirgen de FátimaPilgrimage Romeria del Cerval – Sunday nearest May 13
TBDSundayFeast of San Isidro Pilgrimage – La Romeria de San Isidro nearest to May 15
TBDFri- SundayFiestas Barrio TaramayFiesta (1st wk end)
5-7Fri- SundayGastronomic Fair  (1st weekend in June)Fiesta in Majuelo Park
23TuesdayPublic school last day of classInfantil and Primary
24WednesdayPublic school last day of classSecondary & Bach
23-24Tues/WedFeast of San JuanHoliday, stores closed 23rd & 24th
TBDFri- SunLuz de Luna La HerraduraCandlelit night market & activities
13-16Mon – ThursVirgen del Carmen  (procession on 16th)Fiesta end of San Cristobal beach, near Chinasol
16ThursdayDia de Virgen del CarmenNational Holiday, stores limited hrs or closed
TBDMon-SatJazz en la CostaAnnual Jazz Festival (mid July)
TBDSaturdayLate night ShoppingAnnual late shopping night with entertainment.
9 – 15One weekFeria Almunecar & Fiestas Patron Saint Virgen de AntiguaFeria Almuñecar
15SaturdayAssumption of Mary (Fireworks!)National Holiday, stores limited hrs or closed
TBDTBDLate night ShoppingAnnual late shopping night with entertainment.
8TuesdayPrimary Public school begins (Estimated)Primary
14MondaySecondary Public school begins (Estimated)ESO & Bachillerato
27FridayTourism Day!Free entry to many historical sites
27-29Sun -TuesFiestas de San Miguel Fiesta near castle
TBDSat-SundayFestival of the Sea (fiesta del Mar)La Herradura Fiesta
12Monday Día de la HispanidadNational Holiday, schools and
stores closed or limited
9-11Fri-SundayFiestas de la ChirimoyaBarrio Torrecuevas Fiesta
31SaturdayHalloween Almunecar, La Herradura, Maro
1SundayAll Saints DayNational Holiday, stores closed
(Public schools closed Nov 1)
6-8Sun – TuesFiestas de Otivar – Immaculate ConceptionUsually 2-3 days leading to Dec 8
6 (7)SundayConstitution DayNational Holiday, stores closed
Holiday observed (Monday the 7th)
(Public schools closed Dec 7)
8TuesdayFiestas de La Carrera – Immaculate ConceptionNational Holiday, stores limited
Public schools closed
25FridayNavidad/ Christmas DayNational Holiday, stores closed
Xmas Break 2020
TBD2 weeksPublic school winter breakPublic schools off
(school is back in session Jan 08)
January 2021
1FridayNew Year’s DayNational Holiday, stores closed
6WednesdayEpiphany (3 King’s Day)National Holiday, stores closed



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!


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.

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

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Heidi is passionate about travel (50+ countries) and loves experiencing the world with hubby Alan and their 2 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

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