One of the great pleasures of my work is collaborating with so many people from different countries and cultures. Despite globalisation and commercialisation, at times like Christmas national identities shine through, as each community celebrates in very different ways.
Spain is truly an all-year destination. With its rich, colourful and fun-loving culture, it’s a favourite for a luxury festive getaway. From food to fiestas, there’s a wealth of charming and idiosyncratic customs to enjoy, giving a fresh perspective to the holidays.
After Easter, Christmas is probably the most important festival in Spain, where tradition, religion and contemporary celebration collide to create a colourful holiday.
December 22 – El Gordo
For most in Spain, the real festive season truly kicks-off on December 22 with ‘the fat one’! Yes, ‘El Gordo’ is Spain’s Christmas Lottery, said to be not only the oldest lottery in the world, but the biggest. Tickets can be