Day of Andalusia

Day of Andalusia

Frigiliana will celebrate the Day of Andalusia with a series of activities that will take place in the Andalusian Park (opposite bar Genesis. Starting at 12 o’clock, articles of the Statute of Andalusia and Andalusian poems interpreted by students of Enrique Ginés School will be read. 

After the readings, the anthem of Andalusia will be performed and the white and green flag will be raised. 

The act will end with a banquet for all attendees.  

On February 28, we hope you will join with us to commemorate our day. 

 

Día de Andalucia 

(“Day of Andalusia” or “Andalusia Day”) is celebrated February 28 and commemorates the February 28, 1980 referendum on the Statute of Autonomy of Andalusia, in which the Andalusian electorate voted for the statute that made Andalusia an autonomous community of Spain

 

Customs

In many municipalities and cities of Andalusia, people decorate their balconies with the flag of Andalusia and with bunting echoing its green-and-white bars. Cultural competitions are often held in conjunction with the day. In some cities, especially in the Málaga area, schools are closed for a Semana Cultural (“cultural week”), also known as Semana Blanca (“white week”). The Friday before is often a day of celebration in schools with a traditional Andalusian breakfast (desayuno andaluz), consisting of a slice of toast with a thin layer of olive oil and orange juice; students color pictures that refer to the symbols and insignia of Andalusia, its history and customs, put on plays and sing the regional anthem, the Himno de Andalucía.

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