Have you ever wondered how Christmas is like in Majorca? In this post you will find out everything you need to know about Christmas Holidays in Majorca.
Christmas Holidays in Majorca
Christmas is to renew strength, relax and celebrate with family and friends. In Spain, especially in Majorca, children can celebrate Christmas twice, on December 24th and January 06th.
Whether you want to spend a quiet and relaxing Christmas holiday or get caught up in the spirit of the celebrations, the island offers a wide range of places and activities for you.
Culture of Christmas in Majorca
The celebration of Christmas has been established over the centuries as one of the most significant Christian festivals in the Western Church, while the Easter Feast is theologically the most significant in the Greek Orthodox Church.
In Spain, the Three Kings have gained an important meaning; In the Balearic Islands and in the Iberian Peninsula the devotion of the Three Kings is taken in such way that these oriental figures are placed on January 6th with the other figures in the manger.
According to the gifts they give, the Three Kings are also known as kings of incense, gold and myrrh. This also has a denotation of multiple interpretations. Gold means royalty, incense is the representation of God and myrrh is symbol of death, resurrection and salvation.
With the conquest of the island of Majorca by Pope Noel (the world symbol of the Christmas gift) we begin to observe a festive confusion in the country, why? Because instead of January 6, the original day that represents the gifts of the Magi to the Baby Jesus, is the Child God who brings during Christmas Eve –that is to say December 24-, invisibly the gifts…. Or instead Santa Claus does his job dressed in red and white – also invisible during the night of December 24 to 25 – climbing down the chimney, filling with gifts the socks hanging in the houses.
If you want to know even more about Christmas holidays in Majorca, check out our next post!