Winter solstice, usually 21 December, is the shortest day of the year when the sun is at it´s furthest point south. It then turns round and starts heading our way again. For thousands of years the winter solstice has been celebrated as a turning point of the year.
In Mallorca winter is short. With at least two hours more of daylight per day, no one is hibernating here but everyone is happy to celebrate the start of the solar year anyway!
Early January brings the festival of the `Three Kings´ or `Three Wise Men´(on 5th January ,the eve of the Epiphany) where you can witness the arrival of the Three Kings, often on horseback, with their royal pages, musicians and dancers delivering sweets and gifts to small children. Each town has its own parade but in Palma the procession is amazing.
Or if you need to work off some of the Christmas excesses, then why not join the tens of thousands of cyclists and walkers who make Mallorca their `winter holiday home´ each year.
January `blues´ in Mallorca generally refer to the skies and, if you visit late in January or in February you will see Mallorca wearing one of its perfectly best outfits, four million almond trees in full blossom, a truly magnificent sight!
In the low season hotels in Majorca are offering amazing rates and there are further savings to be made when using our special promo codes.
Why not escape the grey skies and bone-chilling cold of Northern Europe?
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All that´s left to do is pack !