Day of Murcia in Murcia in 2021

Day of Murcia in Murcia in 2021
Cocedores beach in Murcia near Aguilas. Image by lunamarina , via Deposit Photos

  How long until Day of Murcia?
Day of Murcia
  Dates of Day of Murcia in Murcia
2022 Thu, Jun 9Regional Holiday
2021 Wed, Jun 9Regional Holiday
2020 Tue, Jun 9Regional Holiday
2019 Mon, Jun 10Regional Holiday (in lieu)
2018 Sat, Jun 9Regional Holiday

Marks the approval of the statute of the autonomous community in 1982

  Local name
Día de la Región de Murcia

When is the Day of the Region of Murcia?

The Day of the Region of Murcia is observed on June 9th each year.

History of the Day of the Region of Murcia

The Day of the Region of Murcia commemorates the promulgation of the Statute of Autonomy on June 9th 1982.

The death of General Franco in 1975 resulted in a transition to democracy. As part of the process, the Spanish constitution of 1978, granted limited autonomy of the nationalities and regions that make up Spain. The province of Murcia was made an autonomous community on the same day as La Rioja. 

Murcia is located on the southeast of the Iberian peninsula. 

It gained its name while it was under the control of the Moors, with the city of Murcia founded in 825 by the Emir of Cordoba. In the 13th century, it became part of the Kingdom of Castile.

The region is one of the largest producers of fruits, vegetables, and flowers in Europe.

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