Feliz Día de Andalucía! Celebrated annually on February 28th, this is a public holiday in the Andalusian region of Spain. Seville is the principal city in the region.
History of Andalucía Day
Known as “Día de Andalucía”, this holiday commemorates the Statue of Autonomy of Andalucía referendum held on February 28th, 1980, in which the Andalusian people voted for the statute the made Andalucía 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 of 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, Andalucía is the largest autonomous community in terms of population and the second-largest area. The Andalusian autonomous community is officially recognized as a nationality within Spain.
To mark the Day of Andalucía, many towns are decorated with the flag of Andalucía, and green and white bunting is a common sight. Cultural competitions are often held in conjunction with the day.