The National Day of Andorra is on the 8th September. The Andorra National Day, also known as Our Lady of Meritxell Day. It is the country’s national holiday and commemorates the patron saint of Andorra, the Virgin of Meritxell. The day is marked by a series of events and festivities throughout the country.
Andorra National Day
The national day celebrations usually begin on the evening of 7th September 7th. This comes with a torchlit procession that winds its way through the streets of Andorra la Vella, the capital city. The procession is led by the “Gegants,” giant figures that represent various historical and mythological characters, and is accompanied by traditional music and dancing.
Andorra does not have an independence day. This as it has never been an independent country. Andorra is a small principality situated between France and Spain, and it has been ruled jointly by the Bishop of Urgell in Spain and the President of France since 1278.
While Andorra is not an independent country, it does have its own government, which is responsible for the administration of the country.
See also the National Day of England as well as the National Day of Iceland and National Day of Poland.
Andorra Public Holidays
Some of the most important public holidays in Andorra include:
- New Year’s Day (January 1)
- Epiphany (January 6)
- Constitution Day (March 14)
- Good Friday (April or May, depending on the year)
- Easter Monday (April or May, depending on the year)
- Labour Day (May 1)
- Whit Monday (May or June, depending on the year)
- Our Lady of Meritxell Day (September 8)
- All Saints’ Day (November 1)
- Immaculate Conception Day (December 8)
- Christmas Day (December 25)
It’s worth noting that some public holidays in Andorra are based on the liturgical calendar. See also the public holidays in Tasmania as well as the National Day of Puerto Rico.