spanish national fiestas

Useful dates for your diary to stay informed about the annual fiestas that take place on the Costa Calida


  • 1 JANUARY  New Years Day
  • 6 JANUARY  Three Kings Day
  • 19 MARCH  San Jose
  • 1 MAY  Workers Day
  • 15 AUGUST  Assumption Day
  • 12 OCTOBER  National Day
  • 1 NOVEMBER  All Saints Day
  • 6 DECEMBER  Constitution Day
  • 8 DECEMBER  Immaculate Conception
  • 25 DECEMBER  Christmas Day

The Bando de la Huerta (pictured) is the name given to the biggest festival in the city of Murcia, celebrated the week after Easter. Murcians take to the streets all day long, dressed in the typical local costume, a tradition that dates back to the year 1849.