National and Local Public Holidays
National Holidays for 2012
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)
5 April - Maundy Thursday
6 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 2011
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
3 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
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
During the holiday periods in particular one of the local's secret indulgences is Chocolate and Churros. Watch our video below and learn how to order and eat it the local way!
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