Andalucía Day (in lieu) in Andalucía in 2021

Andalucía Day (in lieu) in Andalucía in 2021
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  How long until Andalucía Day (in lieu)?
This holiday next takes place in 159 days.
  Dates of Andalucía Day (in lieu) in Andalucía
2022 Mon, Feb 28Regional Holiday
2021 Mon, Mar 1Regional Holiday (in lieu)
2020 Fri, Feb 28Regional Holiday
2019 Thu, Feb 28Regional Holiday
2018 Wed, Feb 28Regional Holiday
As Andalucía Day falls on a Sunday in 2021, the following Monday will be a public holiday.
  Local name
Día de Andalucía

When is Andalucía Day?

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

History of Andalucía Day

Known as 'Día de Andalucía', this holiday commemorates the Statute of Autonomy of Andalucia referendum held on February 28th 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 February 28th 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.

Did you know?

Christopher Columbus left for his famous 1492 journey, which led to the discovery of America, from the Andalusian harbour Huelva.

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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