- and we could start New Year's Day in the morning in Majorca, something like this.....
"T'was New Year's Day
And all through the city
Not a creature was stirring
Not even a kitty!"
That's how it seemed - such quiet and calm after the car horns, fire crackers, laughter, singing and music heard from the neighbors' apartments a good part of the night.
Hubby went for a brisk morning walk. "How was it?" I asked when he came down the hall. "Very still! No cars in the streets. Everything closed. A few people out walking." ('must be older, mature folk who didn't feel the need to stay up til sunrise,' I thought.)
New Year's Day in Majorca. The evening before - a very good meal with the family, followed by lots of festivities. On New Year's Day, families meet together again. Many took advantage of the warm weather this winter to go to a picnic area, or to the coast, the mountains and enjoy the day. "We're preparing a big Barbecue - going out to a park, you know, up that mountain road. All the family and cousins, aunts, uncles are meeting us there. I'm doing TWO 'lechonas' - sucking pigs!" (That's another special dish of Majorca.)
In the evening several met at the downtown church - Friday p.m. service ! singing, devotional, prayer. "Happy New Years!" "¡Feliz Año Nuevo!" "Molts Anys" (in the language of Majorca)
Family times are important in Majorca. When hubby and I go out in the evenings for a walk in the area we see families, strolling along the streets, enjoying a park, a playground, stopping for refreshments. They like to get our of their apartments. It is good to see!
"Love your family. Spend time, be kind and serve on another. Make no room for regrets. Tomorrow is not promised and today is short." (I just read this!)