The day of Andalusia is the most important day for the community and we can find celebrations that rise to the occasion.
If you still don’t know its origin or its main characteristics, we encourage you to read on:
When is Andalusia Day?
28 February is Andalusia Day.
It is common on these holidays to see white and green flags on the balconies of houses in towns and cities, as a way of paying tribute to this special day.
A typical food at this time, which is a favourite with children, is bread with oil and sugar.
On Andalusia Day, some institutional events are held in the provincial capitals and in the Andalusian Parliament. However, due to the impact of COVID-19, many of these celebrations have been cancelled or restricted in some way.
Why is Andalusia Day celebrated?
To find out why Andalusia Day is celebrated, it is crucial to take a trip back in time to 28 February 1980. At that time, citizens would have to vote in the Autonomy Referendum, which would end up triumphing in 7 of the 8 provinces that make up the Community.
The people had spoken, and this would lead to the Cortes amending the Referendum Law. This provided that Almería could also join the process.
In 1981, due to the results of the elections, the Statute of Autonomy was approved. Today, it is the most important regulation of the Autonomous Community.
The importance of Blas Infante
If we talk about Andalusia Day, it is also important to mention this writer, historian, politician, musicologist and, above all, thinker.
It was he who would recover the green and white flag of Andalusia, design its characteristic coat of arms and compose the anthem. Unfortunately, he was shot in 1936.
The verses of Andalusia reflect the strength of the region and how the Andalusian people decided to unite on 28 February with the aim of becoming an Autonomous Community.