Andorra’s Important Days of January

January is a relatively quiet month in Andorra, with most of the country’s major holidays and festivals taking place later in the year. However, there are still a few important days to be aware of during this time of year.

January 1 is New Year’s Day, a public holiday in Andorra. Many businesses and attractions are closed on this day, and families and friends typically gather together to celebrate. Some traditional New Year’s Eve customs in Andorra include eating 12 grapes at midnight, making resolutions, and watching fireworks.January 6 is Epiphany, or Three Kings’ Day. This is a Christian holiday that commemorates the visit of the Magi to the baby Jesus. In Andorra, Epiphany is celebrated with a number of festive events, including parades, concerts, and special church services. One of the most popular traditions is the “caga tiĆ³,” a log-shaped figure that is filled with sweets and nuts. Children then hit the log with sticks to make it “defecate” its contents.January 25 is the Anniversary of the Constitution of the Principality of Andorra. This day commemorates the adoption of the country’s current constitution in 1993. There are typically a number of official events held on this day, such as speeches by government officials and flag-raising ceremonies.In addition to these official holidays, there are a few other notable events that take place in Andorra during the month of January. These include:

  • Andorra la Vella International Jazz Festival: This festival takes place in the capital city of Andorra la Vella and features performances by some of the world’s top jazz musicians.
  • Escaldes-Engordany Carnival: This carnival takes place in the town of Escaldes-Engordany and features parades, floats, and other festivities.
  • Grandvalira World Cup: This ski race is held in the Grandvalira ski resort and is one of the most important ski races in the world.
  • If you are planning a trip to Andorra in January, be sure to check the calendar of events to see what is happening during your visit.