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Bank Holidays in Andalucia, Spain

Bank Holidays - Dias Festivos

Andalucia enjoys 14 bank holidays a year. This comprises 10 National holidays (of which two can be can be substituted by the region), 2 regional holidays and 2 local municipal holidays. Below we list the national holidays and the regional holidays.

 

 

If the holiday falls on a Sunday it will (almost certainly) move to the Monday. Whilst the cultural day will still be celebrated on the Sunday, the Monday will be a working holiday and shops, offices and banks will be closed. If the holiday falls on a Saturday it will remain on the Saturday. The confirmation of the national bank holidays are published in the Boletin Oficial del Estado (BOE) and the regional holiday in the Boletin Oficial de la Junta de Andalucia (BOJA) towards the end of the preceding year. The forward dates below are either based on the assumption that traditional patterns will be followed or the official dates for the current year as confirmed in the BOE/BOJA.

The two local or municipal holidays are traditionally held on the days of the patron saints of the town (municipalidad).

 

 

2023  (Official holiday Calendar)

  • January 2 - Año Nuevo (New Year)(Moved from 1st)
  • January 6 - La Epifanía del Señor (Three Kings)
  • February 28 - El día de Andalucia (Andalucia day)
  • April 6 - La festividad del Jueves Santo (Maundy Thursday)
  • April 7 - 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)

Official calendar Decreto 62/2022, BOJA 87 10-05-2022

2024 (Traditional holiday Calendar - to be confirmed)

  • January 1 - Año Nuevo (New Year)
  • January 6 - La Epifanía del Señor (Three Kings)
  • February 28 - El día de Andalucia (Andalucia day)
  • March 28 - La festividad del Jueves Santo (Maundy Thursday)
  • March 91 - 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 9 - El día de la Inmaculada Concepción Day of the Imaculate Conception. (Bank Holiday on Monday)
  • December 25 - El día de Navidad (Christmas Day)

Museums and tourist attractions tend to be open on these holidays with the exception of Christmas Day and New Years Day.  Check with each. Many museums (especially state run ones, are closed on Mondays except when the Monday is a holiday   

On a día festivos holiday (Bank holiday) and a Sunday almost all shops will be closed. The exception are shopping centres on the dates below, small family run shops, petrol station shops. Almost all bars, cafes and restaurant will be open. Bus and trains will run a Sunday service which is slightly (not substantially) reduced service.

Sunday Shopping Opening in Andalucia

Opening on Sunday and bank holidays for shopping centres and shops over 300 square metres is decreed by the Junta de Andalucia. Shops that can open on any Sundays or holiday are; Shops selling cakes and pastries, bread and ready meals, preparation and sale of churros, chips, nuts and sweets, newspapers, florists and plants. Shops selling cultural and sporting products located inside museums or cultural or sporting establishments. Petrol stations and shops designated as 'convenience stores'. Shops in train and bus stations and airports and sea-ports.

The larger shops and shopping centres are permitted to open on the following Sundays and holidays throughout Andalucia. This does not mean that all shops in the town or village will be open on a Sunday, it means that they are permitted to open. In practice the larger shopping centres and retail parks will definately be open, and some shops in the towns and cities will be open. Shops in the smaller towns and villages will be closed apart from the small convenience store and the petrol station.

Sunday and Bank Holidays shopping in 2023 - Andalucia wide

There are 16 permitted Sunday and Bank Holidays in 2023 - Andalucia wide
January 2nd and 8th
February none
March none
April 6th (Easter Thursday) 30th
May 2nd
June none
July 2rd and 30th
August 15th and 28th
September none
October 12th
November 1st and 26th
December 3th and 8th and 10th and 17th and 24th and 31st

Sunday and Bank Holidays shopping - Costa del Sol

Any town that the Junta de Andalucia has designated ‘Area of great Tourist Influence' can open additional Sundays. This applies to Sunday and holiday opening in Coastal del Sol towns of Malaga city, Marbella, Fuengirola, Estepona, Benalmádena, Torremolinos, Nerja, Rincón de la Victoria, Mijas and Manilva. It also applies to coastal resort towns on the Costa de la Luz and the Costa Almeria.

Permitted Sunday and Bank Holidays open days in 2023 - Costa del Sol
January 2nd and 8th
February none
March none
April 2nd (Palm Sunday) 6th (Easter Thursday) 7th (Good Friday) 9th (Easter Sunday)
May 2nd
June every Sunday open
July every Sunday open
August every Sunday open plus holidays 15th and 19th
September every Sunday open
October 12th
November 1st and 26th
December 3th and 8th and 10th and 17th and 24th and 31st

Full details on Sunday shopping hours in Costa del Sol and Andalucia.