Almuñécar Holidays, Ferias & Fiestas (Local & National) 2017

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

Almuñécar Holidays, Ferias & Fiestas (Local & National)

National & Local Holidays   (click here for current year)

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.

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
  • August 15th for Almuñécar

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 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.

Junta de Andalucia school calendar 2018/19

The international school calendar may vary slightly.

Almuñécar Holiday Calendar 2017


MonthDateDayHolidays, Ferias & Fiestas
(Local & National)
23 – 82 weeksPublic school winter breakPublic schools off
January1SundayNew Year’s DayNational Holiday, stores closed
2MondayNew Year’s Day observedNational Holiday, stores closed
6FridayDía de Reyes (Kings’ Day)National Holiday, stores closed
February27MondayPublic school day of educationPublic schools off
28TuesdayAndalucía DayNational Holiday, stores closed
March19SundayPatron Saint San Jose DayLa Herradura Feria
April10 – 14Mon – FriPublic school spring breakPublic schools off
9 – 16ThursdayHoly week (Semana Santa)Processions all week
14FridayGood Friday (Semana Santa)National Holiday, stores closed
16SundayEasterNational Holiday, stores closed
May1MondayLabor dayNational Holiday, stores closed
1 – 3Mon – WedFiestas Barrio San SebastianFiesta
3WednesdayDay of the CrossesFiesta
June4 – 51st wk endFiestas Barrio TarramayFiesta
11 – 13Sun – TuesGastronomic FairFiesta
23FridayPublic school last day of class
23-24Fri – SatSan JuanHoliday, stores closed 24th
July16SundayVirgen de CarmenFiesta
August8 – 151 weekPatron Saint Virgen de AntiguaAlmuñécar  Feria
15TuesdayAssumption of Mary (Fireworks)National Holiday, stores closed
September11-15 FridayPublic school beginsPrimary 11th, ESO on 15th
28 – 30Thu – SatFiestas Barrio San MiguelFiesta






Festival of the Sea (fiesta del Mar)

National Spain Day/ Fiesta

Chirimoya Festival

La Herradura Fiesta

National Holiday, stores closed

Torrecuevas Fiesta

31TuesdayPublic school holidayusually TBD
November1WednesdayAll Saints DayNational Holiday, stores closed
December6WednesdayConstitution DayNational Holiday, stores closed
8FridayImmaculate ConceptionNational Holiday, stores closed
25MondayNavidad/ Christmas DayNational Holiday, stores closed



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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

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