DAY OF ANDALUCIA!
This day brings a number of low key events that could easily go unnoticed by visitors to Nerja but are an important occasion in any town in Andalusia. Schools are closed and you'll commonly see the green and white flag of Andalusia all over Nerja. There are formal events celebrated in la Barriada de las Protegidas in the old town alongside the bust of Blas Infante, a man seen as the father of Andalusian nationalism. The program of events begin with music from the Municipal band which leads on to local school children reading poems related the region and sections of the Statute of Autonomy of Andalusia. Following this local choirs perform and there is a ceremony to raise the Andalucian flag. These events are attended by local officials including councillors, the Mayor and representatives of local associations. This marks the end of the official business of the day and leads on to the less formal and more fun day of the pedal (a race for everyone wanting to take part on a bicicle).