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Spanish & Andalucia Bank Holidays

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Spain is a large country comprising of 50 different Provinces which are grouped into 19 Automonous Communities. Each Automonous Community has its own Capital, so for example, Andalucia is a Automonous Community and has 8 provinces within it, and Seville is the Capital of Andalucia.

Within this Provinces are areas, San Pedro, Marbella, Estepona etc etc. Many areas have their own fiesta/holiday days, so depending on which part of Spain you go to, its always best to check within that area..

For example, San Pedro has its own holiday day. This doesnt affect Marbella Town or Puerto Banus, but El Corte Ingles, Puerto Banus was closed because its main depot in San Pedro was closed as it was Feria Day.

Many times, if a holiday falls on a Thursday, the Friday will be taken as a holiday too. Generally shopping centres wont take the Friday off, but office workers will more than likely take it as holiday. Much of the time, it can get busy, as many people from Madrid come down to the coast for a long weekend.

Spanish & Andalucia Bank Holidays

Below is a list of National Spain Holidays and also the local Marbella Holidays.

January 1st New Years Day / Ano Nuevo
January 6th 3 Kings Day / Dia de los Tres Reyes

The night before, presents are left by the 3 kings.

February 28th Andalucia Day / Dia del Andalucia
April 13th & 14th Holy Week Santa Semana you can read here for more information. A very religious week. Hundreds of people march the streets with floats dressed in gowns and masks. Can be a little scary the first time you see. But its the culture and great to see at least once.
May 1st Workers Day / Dia del Trabajo
June 12th Marbella Local Holiday
August 15th Virgins Assumption / Asuncion
October 12th Spains National Day / Dia de la Hispanidad

2006 Most of Puerto Banus was open including El Corte Ingles. Local Mercadona Supermarket was closed.

October 19th San Pedro Fair / Feria de San Pedro

2006 El Corte Ingles Puerto Banus was closed as its main depot is in San Pedro and this was closed.

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