There are no New Year´s Eve church services! In Basqueland I remember meeting together with the church folk. We'd all take a dish to share. At 9:00 or 9:30 we'd sit down to nicely decorated tables and enjoy a meal together. Then we'd rearrange the chairs in a circle and have time to sing, give thanks to God for the past year and pray in the new year. Celebrations continued with desserts, games, charades and "chocolate con churros" (a thick hot chocolate served with deep fried sweet dough sticks), until the early hours of the morning. Yes families would be there with their children. The little ones would eventually fall asleep.
|Monument to Jaime I|
|Palma City Hall|
It is good to remember the past year and what God has done. It is good to remember the history of our country too. It's good to share these important things with our children and grandchildren - as the children of Israel often did. Joshua 4 - after the people crossed over the Jordan, 12 stones were set up as "a memorial to the children of Israel forever." (vs. 7 - NKJV)