The Día de Andalucía is a holiday celebrated in southern Spain. You will find many local events to keep you entertained and quite often there will be free access to some of the cultural sites.
What is Día de Andalucía?
The Día de Andalucía is celebrated on February 28 because on this day in 1980 there was a referendum. This is the day the Andalusian electorate voted and made Andalucia an autonomous community of Spain. This afforded them full powers and their own government.
This is a day when the flag of Andalucía is flown high in town and sometimes from homes and balconies. Read more about the flag.
When is Día de Andalucía?
Map of Andalucía
Andalucía consists of the provinces of Almería, Cádiz, Cordoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaén, Malaga, & Seville.
Celebrations on Día de Andalucía?
There are celebrations in each province and just about every town, big and small. Many cultural events take place and often historical sites may be open to the public for free. In Malaga it is a “white week”, so school is out all week. In Costa Tropical, it is a holiday on the day. Most of the main stores, shops, and businesses will be closed, excluding restaurants.
Almuñécar Program 2021
There will likely be no public celebrations in 2021 due to covid restrictions. The day will still be observed and because it falls on a Sunday, public schools and some stores will be closed on Monday, March 1st.
You can get a feel for the “normal” programming from last years schedule. It is only meant to give you an idea of how it is usually celebrated locally.
Almuñécar Program 2022
Photo from the town cultural agenda
- 12:00 Marching Band Performance and Parade
(Starting at the Municipal School of Music and ending at the Roundabout Andalucia)
Route: Baracoa streets, Archaeologist Federico Molina, Cristo de la Buena Muerte square (El Salvador Church), Manuel Pintor Rivera, Tetuán street, Mariana Pineda street, Generalife street and back through Manuel Pintor Rivera street, until the Andalucía roundabout. Click here to see local plazas.
- 13:00 Raising of the flag of Andalusia.
It is held at the main roundabout on Avenida Juan Carlos I. With a walk and performance of the Andalusian anthem, performed by the Municipal Music Band of Almuñécar.
- 19:00 Concert
Mediterranean Chamber Orchestra will perform a concert at the Casa de la Cultura
Some cultural attractions are free or have guided visits as well. As soon as the detailed program is released, we will inform you here.