It is always fun to visit the region Andalusia and the city Seville especially during one of the regional holidays. Together with the national holidays there are a lot of festivities in Andalusia all year around. In this blog we will tell you about three of the regional holidays in the region Andalusia and the city of Seville and how they originated.
Día de Andalucía: 28 February 2021 – (Day of Andalusia)
This day stands for the anniversary of a referendum that made Andalusia into an autonomous community within Spain. On this day people decorate their balcony with the flag of Andalusia and celebrate together with their families. There will be parties with all kinds of traditional music, drinks and food to share. Moreover, the Friday before Día de Andalucía some schools have 'desayuno andaluz' which is a traditional Andalusian breakfast to get into the festive mood. Click on this link to make 'desayuna andaluz' yourself via https://cookpad.com/es/recetas/8130056-desayuno-andaluz-%F0%9F%91%8C%F0%...
Semana Santa: 28 March until the 3rd of April 2021 – (Holy week)
Semana Santa is also called the Holy week. During Semana Santa abundances of processions are held in Sevilla and other Spanish cities. The processions in Andalusia are the most famous ones throughout all of Spain. Some of the routes of the processions can take hours to complete. You might recognize the processions by the “nazarenos” who walk barefoot and wear the famous pointed headgear.
Feria de Abril: 18 April until the 24th of April 2021 – (Spring festival)
This 'feria', which means fair, started in 1847 as a livestock market in Seville. A year later multiple festivities took place at the market and in 1920 the market evolved into a Sevillian tradition. At the entrance of the festival there is a gate with thousands of coloured lights that turn on during the opening 'El Alumbrao'. During Feria de Abril there will be daily parades where women put on their finest flamenco dresses and pass by in carriages. The festivity ends with a stunning firework show.
But there are many more regional holidays which are being celebrated in Andalusia! If you would like to have an overview of all the public holidays in Spain in 2021, click on the link: https://www.officeholidays.com/calendars/planners/spain/2021.
During these festivities it can be pretty busy in the city. This makes it hard to use a car and during these holidays the public transport will be closed. Therefore, using a bike is the most efficient way to explore these festivities and the city. Do you like to gain more information on how to rent a bike? Click on the link: https://atdspain.com/en/rent-bike-andalucia-tours-and-discovery.