Holidays and Fiestas

January 1: New Years day

January 6th : Three Kings Festival

February 28th Andalucia day

March 24th: Maundy Thursday

March 19th San Jose

March 25th: Good Friday

April 19th: Dia del Aceite Verdial (Olive Oil Day

May 1st: May day

May 14th to 17th : San Isidro Labrador

June 24th: St John’s Feast

July 25th: Día del Melocotón

August 15th: Assumption Day

August 21st to 23rd: Feria de Agosto

October 12th: Hispanidad

November 1st: All saints day

December 6th : Constitution day

December 8th: Day of the imaculate Conception

December 25th: Christmas Day

Boxing day is a normal working day in Spain.

Easter: Processions this week take place in most towns and villages, all carefully staged with most organised by trade guilds. Very colourful and usually headed by people carrying life-like statues of Christ.

San Isidro Labrador: The patron saint of farmers is celebrated in this area with various events over a four day period.

Three Kings: Eagerly awaited by children as this normally begins with free sweets thrown from the back of floats in the procession. Also a time for exchanging presents.

St John’s Feast: A chance to party down on the beach where the day is celebrated in the evening with fireworks and bonfires. The tradition is to dip your feet in the sea at midnight and then party on some more.

Andalucia Day: Notice the green and white flags everywhere which are the colours of the Andalucian flag. Many special events are organised for the whole month with processions and musical events normally staged in Periana alongside the Town Hall. All the bars and restaurants stay open late.

We have compiled a PDF containing all the information on these pages covering things to see and do during your stay which can be downloaded here