2023 Calendar La Herradura & Almuñécar Holidays, Ferias & Fiestas

The 2023 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


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.

La Herradura & Almuñécar Holidays 2023

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 2023

MonthDateDayHolidays, Ferias & Fiestas (Local & National)Comments

January 2023

1SundayNew Year’s DayNational Holiday, stores closed
5Thursday3 King’s ParadeParade for the kids through town
6FridayEpiphany (3 King’s Day)National Holiday, stores closed
09MondayPublic Schools back in sessionEnd of winter break


tbdFiestas de La Candelaria de Lobres, Salobreñausually the closest weekend to Feb 2.
17-19Fri – SunCarnival Almuñécar  (Rio Verde Fairgrounds)varies (locally it is just a day or two
about 6 weeks before Easter.  The date will
be announced closer to the time)
17-19Fri – SunCarnival La HerraduraPlaza del Centro Civico
27/28 / 1Mon – WedPuente public school holidaypublic school holiday
26/28Sun/Tues Dia de Andalucía (some cultural attractions are free)28th National Holiday stores close


1WedDía de la Comunidad EducativaPublic School holiday
16-19Thu – SunFeria La Herradura  3-5 days around the 19 of MarchPublic School holiday
on the 18th (stores closed)
19SundayFather’s Day  &
La Herradura Patron Saint San Jose Day
Local Public School holiday
Final day of Feria La Herradura
18SaturdayFamily fun day  (bouncy houses, acrobats, clowns)Plaza de la Constitución at 12:00
25SaturdayMagic World (wizards, magic workshops)Plaza Madrid at 12:00
31SaturdayBaby storiesMunicipal Library, Casa de la Cultura 17:30


1SaturdaySports Day (bouncy houses and activities)Plaza Abderramán (San Cristobal) at 12:00
2-9Sun – SunHoly week (Semana Santa)Processions all week
3-7Mon – FriPublic school spring breakPublic schools closed
6ThursdayMaundy ThursdayNational Holiday, stores closed
7FridayGood Friday (Semana Santa)National Holiday, stores closed
9SundayEasterNational Holiday, stores closed
15SaturdayMusic Day (dance, rotating photo booth)Plaza de la Constitución at 12:00
21Friday Puppet Show. Works: Mili reporter superstar and Little Red Riding Hood.Plaza la Palma 17:00
22SaturdaySexitana Book FairPlaza Abderramán (San Cristobal) from 12:00 to 19:00
22SaturdaySPRING PARTYEl Majuelo Park at 12:00
23SundayChildren’s Musical “Beauty and the Beast”.Casa de la Culutura at 12:00
25TuesdayFeast of St. VincentAndalucia
28FridayBaby Girl (Baby Stories)Municipal Library, Casa de la Culutura at 17:30
April 28 –
May 1
Friday – MondayFiestas de las Cruces de MayoUsually celebrated over 3 days (will likely be the weekend leading the 3rd)


April 28 –
May 1
Friday – MondayFiestas de las Cruces de MayoUsually celebrated over 3 days (will likely be the weekend leading the 3rd)
1MondayLabor dayNational Holiday
stores closed & schools observed on 2nd
6SaturdayFantasy DayPlaza Mayor at 12:00
7Sunday Mother’s Daystores closed 
TBDTBDFiestas Barrio San SebastianFiesta
TBDTBDVirgen de FátimaPilgrimage Romeria del Cerval – Sunday nearest May 13
13SaturdaySports day!Calle Pintor Manuel Rivera
14SundayFeast of San Isidro Pilgrimage – La Romeria de San Isidro nearest to May 15
20MondayMusic day (dancing, spinning, photo booth)Plaza Santa Cruz
26FridayPUPPET SHOW Mili superstar reporter and The Three Little Pigs.Plaza de la Palma 17:00
TBDTBDInternational Museum Dayfree entry to local museums
TBDSpring?Almuñécar Ruta de la Tapa


June – SeptSeriesLa Caña Flamenca on the Costa Tropical El Majuelo Park & more
TBDFri- SundayFiestas Barrio TaramayFiesta (1st wk end)
9-11Fri- SundayGastronomic Fair (usually in June)Fiesta in Majuelo Park
23FridayPublic school last day of classInfantil and Primary
23FridayPublic school last day of classSecondary & Bach
23-24Fri/SatFeast of San JuanHoliday, stores closed 23rd & 24th


June – SeptSeriesLa Caña Flamenca on the Costa Tropical El Majuelo Park & more
JulyNightlySummer MarketsPaseo San Cristobal
JulyVariesSummer Concerts El Majuelo Park & La Plaza del Sexi
TBDTBDLuz de Luna La HerraduraCandlelit night market & activities
4-6AugChirmoya Sounds La HerraduraSeries performances La Herradura Castle
13-16Fri – SunVirgen del Carmen  (procession on 16th)Fiesta end of San Cristobal beach, near Chinasol
16SundayDia de Virgen del CarmenNational Holiday, stores limited hrs or closed
18-23Tues – SunJazz en la CostaAnnual Jazz Festival (mid July)
27-30Thur – SunChirimoya Sounds AlmuñécarSeries of Flamenco performances Majuelo Park
TBDTBDLate night Shopping “Shopping Jazz”Annual late shopping night with entertainment.
TBDTBDLa Herradura Puppet FestivalAnnual Puppet Festival (summer)


June – SeptSeriesLa Caña Flamenca on the Costa Tropical El Majuelo Park & more
AugustNightlySummer MarketsPaseo San Cristobal
AugustVariesSummer Concerts El Majuelo Park & La Plaza del Sexi
TBDTBDAnnual La Herradura Blues FestivalUsually mid to late August
9 – 15One weekFeria Almunecar & Fiestas
Patron Saint Virgen de Antigua
Feria Almuñecar Fireworks on the night of 15th
10 – 13Thurs – SunDay FairP4  Across from Rio Verde Park, Behind Las Gondolas
15TuesdayAssumption of Mary (Fireworks!)National Holiday, stores limited hrs or closed
4 – 20VariesAnnual La Herradura Summer ConcertsLa Herradura Castle
TBDTBDLate night ShoppingAnnual late shopping night with entertainment.


June – SeptSeriesLa Caña Flamenca on the Costa Tropical El Majuelo Park & more
11MondayPrimary Public school begins Primary
15FridaySecondary Public school begins ESO & Bachillerato
23-27Sat – WedTourism Day!Free entry to many historical sites
29 – 01Friday – SunFiestas de San Miguel Fiesta near castle (usually 2 – 3 day fiesta near castle)


6-7Fri – SatFestival of the Sea (fiesta del Mar)La Herradura Fiesta
12Thursday Día de la Hispanidad  (13:00 at Carrera de la Concepción for the flag ceremony)National Holiday, schools and
stores closed or limited
12-13Thur – FriAlmuñécar Autumn Jazz Festivalusually mid October
TBDTBDFiestas de la ChirimoyaBarrio Torrecuevas Fiesta
19ThursdayCommemoration of El naufragio shipwreck of 1562La Herradura
27 – 31Fri – TuesHalloween festivities Almunecar, La Herradura, Maro, Motril & more
(Public schools closed)
31 -01Tues-WedHalloween festivitiesLikely a puente with Monday off too?
(Public schools closed)


1WednesdayAll Saints DayNational Holiday,
stores may be closed
(Public schools closed)


Dec 1 to Jan 6Christmas & New Years Events 6 weeks of events

Holiday Menus 

TBDa few daysArt exhibition – Casa de la CulturaUsually a few days in Dec
6-8Wed – FriFiestas de Otivar – Immaculate ConceptionUsually 2-3 days leading to Dec 8
6WednesdayConstitution DayNational Holiday, stores closed
(Public schools closed)
8FridayFiestas de La Carrera – Immaculate ConceptionNational Holiday, stores limited
Public schools closed
25MondayNavidad/ Christmas DayNational Holiday, stores closed (observed Monday 26th)

Xmas Break 2023

Dec 25 – Jan 52 weeksPublic school winter breakPublic schools off
(school is back in session Jan 8)

January 2024

1MondayNew Year’s DayNational Holiday, stores closed (observed Monday 26th)
5Friday3 King’s ParadeParade for the kids through town
6SaturdayEpiphany (3 King’s Day)National Holiday, stores closed
8MondayPublic schools back in session


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Andalucia public Holidays 2023/24

  • January 1 – Año Nuevo (New Year)
  • January 6 – La Epifanía del Señor (Three Kings)
  • February 28 – El día de Andalucuia (Andalucia day)
  • April 06- La festividad del Jueves Santo (Maundy Thursday)
  • April 07- 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)

Year 2023

  • January 2 (Monday): New Year (due to coincide on Sunday, it is moved to Monday)
  • January 6 (Friday): Epiphany of the Lord
  • February 28 (Tuesday): Andalusia Day
  • April 6 (Thursday): Holy Thursday
  • April 7 (Friday): Good Friday
  • May 1 (Monday): Labor Day
  • August 15 (Tuesday): Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin
  • October 12 (Thursday): National Holiday of Spain
  • November 1 (Wednesday): Feast of All Saints
  • December 6 (Wednesday): Spanish Constitution Day
  • December 8 (Friday): Immaculate Conception
  • December 25 (Monday): Nativity of the Lord

Fiestas Almuñecar 

Almuñécar Fiestas are plentiful and there is 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.

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
  • Christmas holidays

January 5th 5pm The Royal Procession of the 3 Kings (Cabalgata de Reyes)

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

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

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:

If you are planning travel; a weekend away or a holiday, here are some holidays in other provinces.  Keep these in mind when you travel to be sure to take advantage of their celebrations or be on the lookout for things to be closed.

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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Heidi is passionate about travel (50+ countries) and has experienced the world with her family. 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 her travel blog, Wagoners Abroad, at https://wagonersabroad.com

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