Spain is well-known for enjoying its holidays and Andalucia is no exception. Andalucia will enjoy 12 public holidays in 2024, 10 of which are national holidays.
By Liza S. | Updated 21 Dec 2023 | Andalucia | Events | Login to add to YOUR Favourites or Read LaterThis article has been visited 6,722 times
National and Public Holidays in Andalucia
People in Andalucia will enjoy 12 public holidays in 2024, 10 of which are national holidays. Four of those ten fall on a Monday or a Friday allowing workers to take three-day weekend breaks. Two others fall on a Tuesday or Thursday so that by taking one day’s leave, workers can have a four-day break.
Read on to get the exact details on the public holiday dates in Andalucia in 2024!
You will often hear the expression ‘taking a puente’, literally ‘taking a bridge’.
The term refers to the Spanish habit of taking an extra day’s holiday if a national or public holiday falls on a Tuesday or Thursday thus creating a four day long weekend. Individuals can take advantage of puentes by taking one day leave. More confusingly, each city, town and village and, in some cases, individual businesses, can also choose whether to extend a national, regional or public holiday by allowing puentes. On those occasions, some businesses, banks, shops and so on, will be open, while others will be closed.
These are the statutory public holidays applicable throughout Spain in 2024.
In addition to Spain's national holidays, Andalucia has several region-specific public holidays:
There will also be two local holidays which each municipality must propose to the Junta de Andalucía and thus will vary from municipality to municipality.
Every city, town and village also has its own programme of religious festivals, fiestas and ferias, many of which are highlighted in our Holidays, Carnivals, Fiestas, Festivals and Ferias in Andalucia section.
Planning to take a break during the public holidays in Spain and exploring more of Andalucia? Discover the region's different provinces, check out our travel guides and browse our guides to Andalucia's national parks and find your next holiday spot!
Travelling to/around Spain and need some help? Here are our favourite travel resources.
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