We thought we’d let you know how the team at Lanzarote Information are going to celebrate Christmas this year, to give you a flavour of island life during the festive season.
Christmas here is divided into three main celebrations, and most of us work in between them.
It all kicks off this evening, with a traditional family meal, and obviously we’re off tomorrow to enjoy Christmas day. We don’t celebrate Boxing day here, so it’s back to normal on the 26th.
As you’d expect, New Year’s even is a big one, although here we call it Noche Vieja “Old night" or Fin de Año "End of the Year" – in other words the last day of the year, rather than the eve of the first day, if that makes sense! We’re all off on New Year’s day, but back to normal on the second.
The fifth of January is always magical – it’s the day the three Kings come to town to bring gifts for the children, and the 6th is Tres Reyes – another holiday, and the day when most local children get their pressies.
Here’s what we have planned:
Julie and Mike
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