Each Thursday at 10:00 A.M. in Hotel Yaramar, your hotel in Fuengirola, we have a Spanish culture activity in which we talk about Spanish customs, gastronomy and also share some information about Andalusia in general and Costa del Sol in particular.
Tomorrow, Tuesday the 28th of February, is the Day of Andalusia, so on this blog post we would like to explain you a little bit more about this special day.
The Day of Andalusia started getting celebrated in 1980, as it was then when Andalusia became a Spanish Autonomous Community with full autonomy.
When we speak about Andalusia, it is impossible not to mention Blas Infante, an Andalusian polititian, originally from the beautiful town of Casares (Malaga), who is considered as the father of Andalusia, mainly because his ideas helped to recover the history of Andalusia and because he defended the total autonomy of Andalusia.
While the Spanish anthem has no lyrics, the Andalusian one does, and the author of these is no other than Blas Infante.
He was also who designed the Andalusian flag and the Andalusian emblem. The flag has 3 horizontal stripes and its colours are green, white and green (colours that represent the Andalusian landscape, purity and hope).
Regarding the emblem of Andalusia, this is inspired in the emblem of the city of Cadiz, and includes the figure of Hercules with 2 lions between 2 columns and an inscription that says “Andalusia, for itself, for Spain, and for Humanity”.
If you found this blog post interesting and you would like to find out more about Spain or Andalusia, we invite you to attend our weekly Spanish Culture Activity.
It will be a pleasure to meet you there!