Most people know that, where Christmas is concerned, the festive tree and all decorations should be taken down either on or before 12th night or, according to superstition, you could be in for some bad luck. But, the big question is, when exactly is that day? Opinions are divided between those who start counting the … Continue reading Is it 12th night tonight? Or was it last night?
Christmas or Navidad reaches its traditional climax this evening with the arrival of Los Reyes (the Three Kings) in almost every city, town and village, ahead of the national public holiday tomorrow, January 6. This marks the Christian festival of Epiphany, when according to the bible the kings, having followed the star, arrived in Bethlehem with their … Continue reading Three Kings visit Spanish towns this evening
As the festive season approaches, it looks like Lisa and I will experience a totally different Christmas this year, especially since Santa Claus in Spain is called Papa Noel and he does not bring toys to children like he does elsewhere. The gift bringers of the Spanish Christmas are the Three Wise Men or Los … Continue reading Christmas in Spain so unlike USA or UK