Día de Andalucia or “Andalusia Day” commemorates the 28th February 1980, when the people of Andalucia voted for the region to become an autonomous community of Spain.
The day is a public holiday in Andalucía, and in many municipalities and cities in the region, people decorate their balconies with the flag of Andalucia or green and white bunting reflecting its colours.
There are often cultural events held, and in the Málaga province, schools are closed for ‘Semana Blanca’, the week in which Andalusia Day falls.
Many places close for the day, and if the day falls on a Tuesday or Thursday, workers (and some smaller businesses), will often take the Monday or Friday as a day off to ‘bridge’ (puente), to have an extended weekend.
You can find out more about the region of Andalucia on the official website: