Public Holidays in Andorra
Perched high in the Pyrenees between France and Spain, Andorra is a hidden jewel with a rich tapestry of history and culture. Andorra's public holidays, like its landscapes, are a captivating blend of vibrant traditions and deep-rooted values. Our Lady of Meritxell Day (8th September) stands out as an iconic celebration, honoring Andorra's patron saint. Folklore and faith combine as locals partake in religious processions, illuminating the streets of the capital, Andorra la Vella, and echoing devotion across valleys. Another national hallmark is Constitution Day (14th March), a reflection on the 1993 adoption of the principality's constitution, a symbol of Andorran autonomy and democratic evolution.
Complementing these distinctively Andorran observances are the universal celebrations of New Year's Day (1st January) and Christmas (25th December). These holidays, though celebrated worldwide, take on unique flavors in Andorra. The festive season sees families uniting, traditional dishes like 'escudella' being savored, and churches resonating with heartfelt carols. Additionally, given its close ties with neighboring giants, Andorra also warmly embraces holidays like the Catalan Festival of Saint John (24th June), integrating fireworks and bonfires. Together, these holidays encapsulate the spirit of Andorra – an enchanting blend of Iberian warmth, European charm, and the unique essence of a nation that thrives amidst mountains, maintaining its distinct identity.
Upcoming Holidays (next six months)
|Immaculate Conception||December 08||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Christmas Day||December 25||Monday||Public Holiday|
|St. Stephen's Day||December 26||Tuesday||Public Holiday|
|New Year's Day||January 01||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Epiphany||January 06||Saturday||Public Holiday|
|Carnival||February 12||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Constitution Day||March 14||Thursday||Public Holiday|
|Good Friday||March 29||Friday||Public Holiday|
|Easter Monday||April 01||Monday||Public Holiday|
|Labour Day||May 01||Wednesday||Public Holiday|
|Whit Monday||May 20||Monday||Public Holiday|