New bridge in sight in the second week of November, although this time only local . With Madrid at the head for being the festivity of its patron saint, the Virgen de la Almudena , other smaller municipalities in the region as well as in the Spanish geography also acquire this date as a day of discharge. A fact that affects the hours of large supermarket chains such as Lidl, Mercadona or Carrefour.
Along with May 15, for this November 9, Madrid capital welcomes its great festive date on the calendar. Since 1977 as the main patron of the archdiocese of Madrid, the name of the Virgen de la Almudena comes from ‘ almudayna ‘ (citadel in Arabic) for the part of the wall that surrounded the town and that fell on November 9, 1085 showing the image of Santa María de la Vega.
This virgin had been hidden in the 8th century by the Christians, in the face of the Muslim threat, and she emerged as a great figure of Alfonso VI when he reconquered the city almost 300 years later.
But returning to the present, this November 9 acquires great importance in the festive calendar since, when it falls on Tuesday, many Madrilenians will take the opportunity to free Monday, November 8, and make a bridge that will go from the afternoon of Friday, November 5 .
Of great mobility and closure in some establishments, others such as supermarkets will alter their schedules to continue distributing products among their most like-minded customers.
As is customary on holidays, the Valencian chain will not open its doors on November 9 for Almudena Day. It will not do so on Sunday either, while on Monday, the Juan Roig supermarkets will open their doors from 9:00 to 21:30, uninterrupted hours. Check the schedule of your Mercadona in Madrid here .
The quintessential German chain has more irregular hours depending on its center and location. For this reason, on November 9 it will keep all its doors open, although with exceptions in the schedule. While some centers will open as if it were a normal day (between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., depending on the location), others will open only in the morning (10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.). Check the schedule of your Lidl in Madrid here .
The other large German area maintains a strategy by which it never closes or is altered on holidays that fall from Monday to Friday. Thus, the Aldi establishments will be open on Tuesday, generally, throughout the municipality of Madrid from 8:00 to 22:00. Check the schedule of your Aldi in Madrid here .
All its centers in Madrid are generally open for Almudena Day, the hours depend on each center, so some will keep their doors up 24 hours, while others only until noon (9: 00-14: 00). Check the schedule of your Carrefour in Madrid here .
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A similar strategy is adopted by the department stores par excellence in Spain that do not alter their schedules next Tuesday, November 9. As if it were a Sunday, El Corte Inglés, Supercor, Hipercor and Supermercados El Corte Inglés centers open from 11:00 to 21:00. Check the schedule of your El Corte Inglés in Madrid here .
Throughout Madrid, the centers of the Spanish-French chain will be open on November 9. Of course, with different schedules, depending on the establishment, the holidays in Alcampo are considered like any other Sunday. Check the schedule of your Alcampo in Madrid here .
Open every day, except for a few exceptions, the Dia establishments will not make holidays for the Almudena Day. In addition, unless prior notice, the hours do not change either entering the strip from 8:30 to 23:00. Check the schedule of your Day in Madrid here .
The Madrid chain does celebrate the local holiday and, in general, all its establishments will be closed this Tuesday, November 9, for Almudena Day. They will open on Monday, in normal hours (from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.). Check the schedule of your Ahorramás in Madrid here .
Finally, the 17 stores in the capital of the Basque chain will not close for the Almudena festival either and will maintain a regular schedule (from 8:00 to 23:00) throughout the entire day on Tuesday. Check the schedule of your Eroski in Madrid here .