October is a month of many important days in Andorra. From religious holidays to cultural festivals, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Here is a look at some of the most important days in Andorra during the month of October:
October 1st: Mercat de Tots Sants (All Saints’ Market)
The Mercat de Tots Sants is a traditional market held in the capital city of Andorra la Vella on the day before All Saints’ Day. The market features a variety of stalls selling traditional Andorran food, crafts, and flowers. It is a popular event for both locals and tourists alike.
October 7th: Mare de Déu del Pilar (Our Lady of the Pillar)
Our Lady of the Pillar is the patron saint of Andorra. On this day, there are special masses and celebrations held throughout the country. Many people also visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Meritxell, which is located in the village of Meritxell.
October 12th: Dia de la Hispanitat (Hispanic Day)
Hispanic Day is a national holiday in Andorra that celebrates the country’s Hispanic heritage. On this day, there are parades, concerts, and other festivities held throughout the country.
October 14th: Dia de la Constitució (Constitution Day)
Constitution Day is a national holiday in Andorra that celebrates the anniversary of the country’s constitution. On this day, there are official ceremonies held in the capital city of Andorra la Vella.
October 22nd: Festa Major de Santa Caterina (Festival of Saint Catherine)
The Festa Major de Santa Caterina is a traditional festival held in the town of Escaldes-Engordany. The festival features a variety of events, including parades, concerts, and traditional dances.
October 24th: Dia de les Nacions Unides (United Nations Day)
United Nations Day is a national holiday in Andorra that celebrates the country’s membership in the United Nations. On this day, there are special events and programs held throughout the country to raise awareness of the United Nations and its work.
In addition to these official holidays and festivals, there are also a number of other important days in Andorra during the month of October. For example, October 1st is also the International Day of the Elderly, and October 10th is the World Mental Health Day.
No matter what your interests are, you are sure to find something to enjoy in Andorra during the month of October. So come and experience the culture and traditions of this beautiful country for yourself.