Public Holidays and Local Ferias

Marbella, like the rest of Spain, enjoys it's fair share of National holidays but there are also a good few Local ones too, especially the Feria (local fair) that you should know about if you are travelling here.  During Public holidays most businesses will close and this will include supermarkets and other public services so it's important to be aware of the dates and prepare accordingly.

National Holidays for 2014

1 January - New Year's Day

5 January - Twelfth Night (Three Kings Procession)

6 January - Three Kings

28 February - Andalucia Day

19 March - San José (Spanish Father's Day)

17 April - Maundy Thursday

18 April - Good Friday

1 May - Labour Day

15 August - Feast of the Assumption

12 October - Spanish National Day

1 November - All Saints Day

6 December - Day of the Constitution

8 December - Immaculate Conception (Christmas season officially begins)

25 December - Christmas Day

26 December - St Stephen's Day - Public holiday in Andalucia

Local Holidays for 2014

17 January - St Anton's Day in Alhaurin el Grande and St Antonio Abad in Malaga

3 May - Malaga Crosses of May celebrations

15 May - Setenil in Cadiz, Estepona and Malaga

19 June - Corpus Christi - holidays in some regions

5 June - Torremolinos Day of the Fish

11 June - Marbella Feria de San Bernabe

16 July - Festival in honour of La Virgen del Carmen - protectress of seamen

8 September - Mijas Virgin of the Rock holiday

Ferias/Fiestas

Estepona - first week in July

Benalmadena - second week in August

Malaga - second week in August

Marbella - second week in June

Mijas - second week in September

Torremolinos - last week in September

Fuengirola - first week in October

San Pedro - third week in October