'Andalucía Day' is a public holiday celebrated only in the region of Andalucía, Spain. It commemorates the day of 28 February 1980 when the referendum was held for Andalucía to become an autonomous community within Spain.
The region is made up of the eight provinces of Almería, Cádiz, Córdoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaén, Málaga and Sevilla (Seville is the capital of Andalucía).
To mark the day, you will see the green and white colours of the Andalucían flag decorating the streets, everyone will be having the day off school and work, and eating the traditional snack of bread or toast with olive oil and a little bit of fresh tomato and jamón serrano. Yumbo. 🥪
Here are 3 reasons why I ❤ Andalucía:
💚 my family come from Seville, which makes me . . . a Sevillana (aka Andaluz)
🤍 a lot of really good flamenco comes from the south of Spain, and
💚 the beautiful and majestic Andalucían dancing horses – I once had the pleasure and honour of dancing in a show with some beautiful riding horses. It was a wonderful experience! See 📷's:
Photo credits: Neville Kirkby
Author: Belinda Retamal
Belinda Retamal has been dancing flamenco since the age of 10 and is passionate about helping other aspiring dancers learn flamenco without spending years to master the basic skills.