Public Holidays and Local Ferias

The Local Ferias are not for the faint hearted, be prepared for a multi sensory experience with a good dose of Sangria!

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

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


These generally follow a bit of a theme with dates changing each year. We will always publish information in our events calendar so check there for more information.

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