Monday, January 12, 2015

Kissing Canaries

Christmas festivities over, and Carnival weeks away, I wondered, what’s on the agenda for January? Surfing the internet showed that January 21st is National Hugging Day. I had to smile, because it seemed to me that the Canary Islands have no need to elect a specific day, since hugs and kisses are seen on every street corner and supermarket isle. Indeed, you might be forgiven that you’d stumbled into an awards dinner, watching the effusive greetings when friends meet in a bar or restaurant, including the most macho of men.

Kissing Canaries

Fluent in Spanish and having spent 16 years on the island, Pamela Stocks has now been translating, researching and publishing information on customs and events in Tenerife for 25+ years. This takes a considerable amount of time and effort, for which she receives no payment whatsoever. If you find this work useful or interesting, please buy her a coffee. Buy Pamela Stocks a Coffee

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