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