Every year, February 28th marks Día de Andalucía (Andalucía Day), a public holiday across the region.
It is marked by a number of official events and distinctions, including the naming of Hijos Predilectos (Favourite Children) and awarding Medallas de Andalucía (Medals of Andalucía), for local-born personalities and community organisations.
The day marks the anniversary of the 1980 referendum in which the people voted for Andalucía to become an autonomous community of Spain.
Every year events take place in every town in the region, so this could be a good excuse to make use of your day off and get out of the city and explore one of the other gems of Andalucía.
In Malaga, Andalucía Day is ordinarily marked by the raising of the Andalusian flag and the singing of the Himno de Andalucía at institutional buildings but is a comparatively low-key event.
This public holiday generally coincides with Semana Blanca – the week-long half-term holidays for schoolchildren.
Daryl moved to Malaga permanently in 2014 having first fallen in love with the city on his Erasmus year. After working for many years at local expat newspaper SUR in English, Daryl gained expert knowledge in life from the perspective of foreign residents and decided to co-found Malaga Guru in 2016.