Day of Andalucia

Spain Regional Public Holiday in Spain.

Seville, where the Day of Andalucia is apublic holiday on 28 February
Seville, SkareMedia via Wikimedia Commons

When is Day of Andalucia?

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Dates of Andalucía Day
Year Weekday Date
2020 Friday February 28th
2019 Thursday February 28th
2018 Wednesday February 28th
2017 Tuesday February 28th
2016 Monday February 29th
1 Day
Andalucía only. Became an autonomous community of Spain on 28 February 1980

Celebrated annually on 28 February, this is a public holiday in the Andalucian region of Spain. Seville is the principal city in the region.

Known as 'Día de Andalucía', this holiday commemorates the Statute of Autonomy of Andalucia referendum held on 28 February 1980, in which the Andalusian people voted for the statute that made Andalusia an autonomous community of Spain.

Depending on what day of the week that 28 February falls on, the holiday may be extended to bridge the weekend, or moved if it falls on a weekend. While these may not be official holidays, many businesses and shops may close on these days.

With over eight million inhabitants, Andalucia is the largest autonomous community in terms of population and the second largest in area. The Andalucian autonomous community is officially recognised as a nationality within Spain.

To mark the Day of Andalucia, many towns are decorated with the flag of Andalucia, and green and white bunting is a common sight. Cultural competitions are often held in conjunction with the day.

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