2018 Calendar La Herradura & Almuñécar Holidays, Ferias & Fiestas


The 2018 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.

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

 

2018 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.

2018 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 2018

MonthDateDayHolidays, Ferias & Fiestas
(Local & National)
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December 2017
January 2018
23 – 72 weeksPublic school winter breakPublic schools off
January1MondayNew Year’s DayNational Holiday, stores closed
 6SaturdayEpiphany (3 King’s Day)National Holiday, stores closed
February 9-10

11

Fri/Sat

Sunday

La Herradura & Almuñécar 

Carnaval  (8-18 in Cadiz)

Children Friday
Adults Saturday
Fiesta
 28WednesdayAndalucía DayNational Holiday, stores closed
March19MondayPatron Saint San Jose DayLa Herradura Feria Program  16-19 of March
 24-01Fri – SunHoly week (Semana Santa)Processions all week
 26-31Mon – FriPublic school spring breakPublic schools off
 29-30Thur – FriMaundy Thursday
Good Friday (Semana Santa)   
National Holiday, stores closed
April1SundayEasterNational Holiday, stores closed
 30MondayDía de la Comunidad EducativaPublic School holiday
May1TuesdayLabor dayNational Holiday, stores closed
 1-3
3
Mon-Wed
Wed
Fiestas Barrio San Sebastian
Fiestas de las Cruces de Mayo
Fiesta
 6

13

Sunday

Saturday

Mother’s Day

San Isidro (closest to May 15)

 

Pilgrimage (Romano)

June3-4 1st wk endFiestas Barrio TarramayFiesta
 8-10 2n wk endGastronomic FairFiesta in Majuelo Park
 22FridayPublic school last day of classInfantil and Primary
 25MondayPublic school last day of classSecondary
 23-24Sat – SunSan JuanHoliday,
stores closed 24th & 25
July13-16Friday -MondayVirgen del Carmen
(procession on 16th)
Fiesta end of San Cristobal beach, near Chinasol
August9 – 151 weekFeria & Fiestas Patron Saint Virgen de AntiguaFiestas Almuñecar 2018
Almuñécar  Feria, Fireworks Playa Puerta del Mar on 15th
 15WednesdayAssumption of Mary (Fireworks!)National Holiday, stores limited hrs or closed
September10
17
 Monday
Monday
Primary Public school begins
Secondary Public school begins
Primary 10th
ESO on 17th
 28-30Fri-SunFiestas de San Miguel Fiesta near castle
October6-7

12

11-14

Sat-Sun

Friday

Thurs-Sun

Festival of the Sea (fiesta del Mar)

 Día de la Hispanidad

Fiestas de la Chirimoya

La Herradura Fiesta

National Holiday, schools and stores closed or limited

Barrio Torrecuevas Fiesta

 
November1ThursdayAll Saints DayNational Holiday, stores closed
Public schools closed Nov 1-2
December6ThursdayConstitution DayNational Holiday, stores closed
Public schools closed Dec 6-7
 8SaturdayImmaculate ConceptionNational Holiday, stores closed
 25TuesdayNavidad/ Christmas DayNational Holiday, stores closed
December 2018
January 2019
24 – 72 weeksPublic school winter breakPublic schools off
January1TuesdayNew Year’s DayNational Holiday, stores closed
 7MondayEpiphany (3 King’s Day)National Holiday, stores closed

 

Fiestas Almuñecar 2018

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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 of the neighborhood of the Carrera de la Concepción 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 (Wednesday)
  • March 29th: Maundy Thursday

Aragon Holidays

  • March 29th: Maundy Thursday
  • April 23rd: St George’s Day and Aragon regional day (Monday)

Asturias Holidays

  • March 29th: Maundy Thursday
  • September 8th: Asturian Regional Day (Saturday)

Balearic Islands Holidays

  • March 1st: Balearic Regional Day (Thursday)
  • March 29th: Maundy Thursday
  • April 2nd: Easter Monday

Basque Country Holidays

  • March 29th: Maundy Thursday
  • April 2nd: Easter Monday

Canary Islands Holidays

  • March 29th: Maundy Thursday
  • May 30th: Canary Islands Day (Wednesday)

Cantabria Holidays

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

Castilla-La Mancha Holidays

  • March 29th: Maundy Thursday
  • May 31st Castilla-La Mancha Regional Day (Thursday)

Castile and León Holidays

  • March 29th: Maundy Thursday
  • April 23rd: Castile and León Day

Catalonia Holidays

  • April 2nd: Easter Monday
  • September 11th Catalonia National Day (Tuesday)
  • December 26th (St Stephen’s Day)

Ceuta Holidays

  • March 29th: Maundy Thursday
  • August 22nd: Eid al-Adha – Festival of Abraham’s Sacrifice – (Wednesday)

Extremadura Holidays

  • March 29th: Maundy Thursday
  • September 8th: Extremadura Regional Day (Saturday)

Galicia Holidays

  • March 29th: Maundy Thursday
  • May 17th Galicia Literature Day (Thursday)
  • July 25th: St James’ Day / Galician Regional Day (Wednesday)

La Rioja Holidays

  • March 29th: Maundy Thursday
  • June 9th: La Rioja Regional Day (Saturday)

Madrid Holidays

  • March 29th: Maundy Thursday
  • May 2nd: Community of Madrid Day

Melilla Holidays

  • January 2nd (Monday after New Year’s Day)
  • March 29th: Maundy Thursday
  • August 22nd: Eid al-Adha – Festival of Abraham’s Sacrifice – (Wednesday)

Murcia Holidays

  • March 19th: San Jose (Monday)
  • March 29th: Maundy Thursday
  • June 9th: Murcia Day (Saturday)

Navarra Holidays

  • March 29th: Maundy Thursday
  • April 2nd: Easter Monday

Valencia Holidays

  • March 19th:  San Jose (Monday)
  • April 2nd: Easter Monday
  • October 9th: Valencia Day  (Monday)

 

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