These are the main Spanish Bank Holidays. Each area then has its own holidays, so before setting off shopping, we advise you to call ahead to check that the centres are open. See chart below for Local Holidays in Andalucia.
|January 1st||New Years Day / Ano Nuevo|
|January 6th||3 Kings Day / Dia de los Tres Reyes|
This is really Spain’s equivalent of Christmas Day with presents left by the Three Kings the night before. In most of the towns there are processions with sweets being thrown everywhere . . . take a plastic bag with you!
|February 28th||Andalucia Day / Dia del Andalucia|
|March 25th – 1st April||Holy Week Santa Semana. A very religious week. Hundreds of people on the streets and on floats dressed in gowns and masks. A real spectacle and well worth seeing.|
|March 29th & 30th||Jueves Santos & Good Friday|
|May 1st||Labour Day / Dia del Trabajo|
|August 15th||Virgins Assumption / Asuncion. Most shopping centres will be closed, so call beforehand.|
|October 12th||Spain’s National Day / Dia de la Hispanidad|
|November 1st||All Saints Day / Todos los Santos|
|December 6th||Spanish Constitution Day /Dia de la Constitucion|
|December 8th||Immaculate Conception / Immaculada Concepcion|
|December 25th||Christmas Day / Navidad|