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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).

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   

Opening Hours and Sunday opening

The shopping centres are generally open from 10.00 to 22.00 hrs Monday to Saturday. They are also open for the same or slightly reduced hours on sixteen Sundays and Bank holidays in 2022. These opening days are 2nd January, 9th January, 27th February, 14th April, 2nd May, 3rd July, 31st July, 15th August, 28th August, 1st November, 27th November, 4th December, 8th December, 11th December, 18th December and 26th December in 2022. Local town halls are permitted to make two changes to the dates suite their local holidays. Shops with a floor area of less than 300m2 can open any Sunday or Bank Holiday.

On a día festivos holiday (Bank holiday) and a Sunday almost all shops will be closed. The exception are shopping centres as detailed above, small family run shops, petrol station shops and some shops in towns declared of special tourist importance. Almost all bars, cafes and restaurant will be open. Bus and trains will run a Sunday service which is slightly (not substantially) reduced service.

 

 

2022 (Official Calendar)

  • January 1 - Año Nuevo (New Year)
  • January 6 - La Epifanía del Señor (Three Kings)
  • February 28 - El día de Andalucia (Andalucia day)
  • April 14 - La festividad del Jueves Santo (Maundy Thursday)
  • April 15 - El Viernes Santo (Good Friday)
  • May 2 - La Fiesta nacional del Trabajo (May Day)(Moved from 1st)
  • 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 26 - El día de Navidad (Christmas Day)(Moved from 25th)

2023  (Traditional 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)