School holidays Malaga Spain 2023 / 2024

School holidays Malaga 2023 / 2024.

Malaga is located in the autonomous community of Andalusia in Spain. The students and schoolchildren have a summer vacation that lasts about three months, from June to September. Some children love being free for so long, but experts say long vacations can have a negative effect on the learning process. Studies show that long breaks from school are not good, because students lose their routine and forget what they have learned. Many parents would like the school system to change so that there is a shorter vacation after each trimester to rest the students and distribute the school calendar more evenly throughout the year.

Some parents have to take extra days off to look after their children, or they have to hand over care to the grandparents.

The exact dates of the summer holidays vary by region, but in Malaga the holiday starts at the end of June and ends in September. Experts advocate shortening the holiday period and adapting the Spanish school system to the holiday periods in other European countries.

Why do holidays in Malaga take so long?

Why do the holidays last so long? It used to be difficult to go to school because of the high summer temperatures, but nowadays most schools have air conditioning. However, some schools are not well prepared for hot weather, and cannot provide cooling.

In addition, the long holidays used to fit better with the agricultural calendar, in which children had to help on the land. Although this is no longer the case today, the Spanish school system has not changed much.

Special Days Malaga Andalusia Spain 2023 / 2024

  • January 1 : New Year / Año Nuevo
  • January 6 : Epiphany of the Lord / Epifanía del Señor
  • February 28 : Andalusia Day
  • 7 April – Good Friday / Viernes Santo
  • March 28 : Maundy Thursday
  • March 29 : Good Friday
  • 1 May – Labour Day / Día del Trabajador
  • 22 June to 11 September : Summer holidays
  • August 15 : Our Lady of the Assumption / Asunción de la Virgen
  • October 12 : Pilar and Hispanic Day, national holiday of Spain
  • November 1 – Todods los Santos ( All Saints’ Day)
  • December 6 – Día de la Constitución – The day of the Spanish Constitution.
  • December 8 – Immaculate Conception of Mary / Inmaculada Concepción
  • 23 December to 7 January : Christmas holidays

Día de Andalucía

February 28 is the Día de Andalucía throughout Andalusia, a regional or autonomous holiday in Spain’s most populous autonomous state. This day is celebrated because in the year 1980 a referendum was held in this region on the autonomy of the state in which this was won (except in the province of Almería). On that (free) day there are many official meetings but also many green and white colors of the flag of Andalusia that can be proudly seen in the villages and cities.

School holidays Malaga Andalusia Spain 2023 / 2024

School holidays Primary education Secondary education
Winter holidays (carnival) Spain 2023 1 to 3 days, region dependent 1 to 3 days, region dependent
Easter holidays Spain 2023 5-12 days between 30 March and 17 April 2023 5-12 days between 30 March and 17 April 2023
Summer holidays Spain 2023 11 weeks between late June and mid-September 11 weeks between late June and mid-September

Summer holidays Spain 2023 / 2024 All regions

Region Start holiday primary education Start of holiday secondary education
Andalusia Between 23-24 June 2023 Between 23-24 June 2023
Aragon 24 June 2023 24 June 2023
Asturias 24 June 2023 24 June 2023
Balearic Islands 24 June 2023 24 June 2023
Canary Islands 24 June 2023 24 June 2023
Cantabria 24 June 2023 27 June 2023
Castilla y León 24 June 2023 24 June 2023
Castilla-La Mancha 21 June 2023 21 June 2023
Catalonia 23 June 2023 21 June 2023
Ceuta 24 June 2023 24 June 2023
Extremadura 20 June 2023 17 June 2023
Galicia 22 June 2023 22 June 2023
La Rioja 24 June 2023 24 June 2023
Madrid 23 June 2023 23 June 2023
Melilla 22 June 2023 22 June 2023
Murcia Between 22 and 29 June 2023 Between 14 and 29 June 2023
Navarre Between 21 and 23 June 2023 21 June 2023
Spanish Basque Country by 22 June 2023 by 22 June 2023
C. Valenciana 22 June 2023 22 June 2023

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