A big THANK YOU for a wonderful year!
As another year draws to a close, and the Christmas festivities and preparations get into full swing, it is often easy to forget what a whirlwind 12 months it has been.
During 2017, the cases we have presented have triumphed time and again, not only in benefit to you, our clients, but as a testament towards the work we do and our legal team. With our growing reputation, we aim to take 2018 by the horns and continue representing our clients as best we can.
This Holiday season offers us a special opportunity to extend our thanks, to YOU, our clients and friends. Our company is a source of pride to us, and with your continued support we have achieved a ground breaking year.
Christmas Traditions in Spain
Traditionally in Spain, Christmas is celebrated on the 24th December. Many families will enjoy dinner together, and gather with friends at a midnight mass, known here as ‘Noche Buena’ ( good night or fortune) ,
Another special day that comes around during Christmas time is Dec. 28th, the “Día de los Santos Inocentes”, a day that originally commemorated the young victims of a massacre ordered by biblical-age governor of Judea, Herodes. The word inocente in Spanish can also mean simple or naïve, and this day in Spain is celebrated in much the same way as April Fool’s Day is in other cultures, meaning Dec. 28th is a day to watch out for tricks or “inocentadas” that pranksters are looking to play on people.
Christmas may have come and gone, but many children here in Spain are still eagerly awaiting their presents. That’s because it is not Santa Claus who brings them gifts on Christmas Day.
The tradition here in Spain is that Los Reyes Magos, known as the Three Wise Men or the Three Kings in English, bring Spanish children their gifts on the Day of the Epiphany, January 6th. According to Christian tradition, this was the day that Melchior (known as Melchor in Spanish), Caspar (Gaspar), and Balthasar (Baltasar) came to visit the baby Jesus and brought their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
And continuing the Holiday spirit……
In true company tradition it is also a time to thank our staff – and with our recent Christmas party in full swing, we took a moment to celebrate the occasion and raise a glass to all and wish you a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year!
See you in 2018!!!