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List of Spanish Bank Holidays 2019

Happy New Year!  Can you believe we´re in 2019 already?

On this page you´ll find all the main Spanish Bank Holidays and all the Local Holidays plus useful links to all the Ferias around Andalucia.

Main Spanish Bank Holidays

January 1stNew Years Day / Ano Nuevo
January 6th3 Kings Day / Dia de los Tres Reyes
This is really Spain’s equivalent of Christmas Day with presents left by the Three Kings the night before (5th). In most of the towns there are processions with sweets being thrown everywhere . . . take a plastic bag with you!
February 28thAndalucia Day / Dia del Andalucia.  Most places close today so call beforehand to double check.
April 14th- 21stHoly Week Santa Semana. A very religious week with processions every evening.    Some shopping centres will be open Sunday 14th.
April 18th & 19thJueves Santos & Viernes Santo.  Some Shopping Centres are open these days.  Check beforehand though.
May 1stLabour Day / Dia del Trabajo
August 15thVirgins Assumption / Asuncion.  Some places are open, some close, so call beforehand.
October 12thSpain’s National Day / Dia de la Hispanidad
November 1stAll Saints Day / Todos los Santos
December 6thSpanish Constitution Day /Dia de la Constitucion
December 8th(9th)Immaculate Conception / Immaculada Concepcion (8th falls on a Sunday so Monday is a Bank Holiday.  Some shopping centres will be open, banks & offices will be closed.
December 25thChristmas Day / Navidad

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Local Holidays Andalucia

List of Ferias around Andalucia

***Dates correct at time of writing, please do check with your local ayuntamiento office.

Alhaurin El Grande3rd & 24th May
Alhaurin de la Torre21st January & 24th June
Benhavis16th August & 7th October
Benalmadena24th June & 16th July
Coin3rd May & 3rd June
Fuengirola16th July & 7th October
Istan27th & 30th September
Malaga19th August & 8th September
Manilva24th June & 2nd September
Marbella11th June & 19th October
Mijas25th July & 9th September
Nerja15th May & 10th October
Torremolinos16th July & 30th September

More Info about Spanish Bank Holidays

Above you will find the main Spanish Bank Holidays and also the local holidays as each area, (Marbella, San Pedro, Estepona etc etc) have their own holidays too.

Spain is a large country with 50 different Provinces grouped into 19 Autonomous Communities – each with its own Capital.  So for example Andalucia is a Autonomous Community with 8 provinces, and Seville is the Capital of Andalucia.  After many years of living here, it´s still quite confusing.

If a holiday falls on a Sunday, generally the Monday will be a Bank Holiday. This year 2019, 3 Kings fell on a Sunday so Monday was a Bank Holiday, but all the Shopping Centres were open as all the sales started.

Some schools and companies may take what´s called “Puente” (Bridge).  If there´s a holiday on a Wednesday and Friday then they may close the Thursday too.  Some places may also be closed because they have been affected by a holiday in another area.  For example, El Corte Ingles Marbella closes when it´s San Pedro Feria because their main depot is there.

So always call first or join our Costa Del Sol Travel Forum on Facebook where you can chat to many members in all the different areas along the Coast.

Ferias Costa Del Sol & Andalucía

The Ferias are great local events that run generally for a week with lots of amusements for adults and children so if you happen to be in town when one is on, it’s well worth a visit.  During the day there´s lots of drinking, eating and dancing normally in the town area.  Then in the evening it´s to the “Feria Ground” where you´ll find all the fairground rides along with the Casetas (small bars) with lots of drinking and dancing.   You will find every age here from new born to 100 years old, it´s truly wonderful and one of the things we absolutely love about Spain.  The Casetas do get very busy, there´s lots of drink and sadly often trouble too, but it´s normally well policed.

Spain is a large country with 50 different Provinces grouped into 19 Autonomous Communities – each with its own Capital.  So for example Andalucia is a Autonomous Community with 8 provinces, and Seville is the Capital of Andalucia.  After many years of living here, it´s still quite confusing.

Join The Costa Del Sol Travel Forum if you have any questions

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