February 28th is ‘Día de Andalucía’, a public holiday across the region and is marked by a number of events and distinctions for local personalities and 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 – half term holidays for schoolchildren.