From The Editors Desk
11th April 2014
There are two main public holidays this week. Maundy Thursday and Good Friday 17 -18 April. Here in Spain Easter Monday is not recognised as a holiday. Holy Week is celebrated in Fuerteventura in a very big way with numerous Catholic celebrations and processions over the island, leading up to Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Palm Sunday heralds the start of the processions, providing a perfect occasion to enjoy a family event. Participants go around various parts of the islands waving palm leaves that have been blessed, in what is affectionately known as the Donkey Procession.
At the main Catholic Church in Corralejo on Good Friday a short Anglican service will be held at 6.30pm in English. Followed, on Sunday, by a family Easter day service also at 6.30pm.
Although Downing Street has declined to give details of the PM's plans for security reasons, various reports emerged late yesterday that the Cameron family will be flying out to Lanzarote this week-end and will spend several days in Playa Blanca, which the Daily Telegraph describes today as "a low-key resort".
Although there was less rain than usual during the month, average temperatures across the islands were just 15ºC and considerably lower on several days. On March 10 and 28, for example, temperatures averaged just 13ºC in coastal parts, dropping to 9ºC at sea level in La Aldea (Gran Canaria).
About a hundred volunteers this weekend will join the second cleaning campaign organized by the Clean Ocean Project. Individual participants can collect a bag to collect waste on their own and choose a location from the map between El Cotillo and Corralejo.Read More
You know how it is with members of your family – you can insult them, you can ridicule them and you can even throw things at them – but if anyone else tries the same thing with a member of your family, you would be the first to rise up and support your relative against the attacker.
For me it’s the same with the island of Fuerteventura. When I lived there, I had plenty to say about constant dog barking and dog poop at every step and uneven pavements which tripped you up and scraped your ankles. Then there were the plastic bags, floating like ghosts, refugees from the supermarket, that clung to the branches of bushes. On a recent return visit I found that even these things had improved.
Are you going to be on Fuerteventura this Easter?
If you are travelling from the UK with children and wanting to join in with the Easter festivities on the island you will be pleased to hear that the Easter dates for the Anglican and Catholic churches are the same this year. This is not always so and has raised certain problems in the past, one of these being missing out on Easter festivities in Catholic or Orthodox countries and this includes Spain and the Canary Islands.
Order your Hand Made Easter Eggs now!
Philippe Laurent, at La Folie des Delices, is making chocolate easter eggs and chicks to order. Visit him in his French Patisserie, in Avda Jaun Carlos 1, to see his many designs and to order that special easter suprise for your loved one.
or phone: (0034) 928 866 089
Tell them to look after their passports, warns British Embassy
The British Embassy in Madrid is warning Easter visitors to Spain to take good care of their passports, after more than 6000 were lost or stolen in the country last year.
A lost or stolen passport means spending precious holiday time and money to get an Emergency Travel Document or ETD in order to return home.
Have ever wanted to know what is happening, around town, this week? Well this section is for you!
We plan to list events, entertainment and shopping specials that are on this coming week.
You can also check our what’s on calendar for upcoming events. In this way it can help you plan your days, & evenings, out.
No matter how famous you are there is nothing like a scolding from a Jewish mother to bring you firmly back to earth!
Our Fuerte X-Word No 176 a tough nut to crack this week!
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