January Spanish Breaks
Looking to spend a holiday in Spain then we recommend visiting during their January break. In Spain, apart from Christmas they also celebrate another Christmas story – the feast of the Epiphany. This story is celebrated on January 6th and celebrates the Three Kings who brought baby Jesus gifts.
What do Spanish people do on January 6th?
Families in Spain celebrate the feast of the Epiphany on January 6th. Unlike the UK, this holiday is the main time when families exchange gifts and children open their presents. The exchanging of gifts mimics the gifts that the Three Kings brought to baby Jesus following their birth.
As well as exchanging gifts, friends and families gather together to watch the procession and parades of floats depicting this Christmas story. This holiday is a time for celebration and to spend quality time with those closest to you.
On the eve of this celebration (January 5th) the children put out shoes at windowsills, balconies or the front door, and gifts are placed inside them. If the children have not behaved then they will receive a piece of coal in the form of sugar instead. They will also put out something for the Three Kings to eat and some water for their animals that they brought with them on their journey.
What is the weather like in Spain during winter?
The weather in the Extremadura region, home to Trujillo Villas, in January ranges anywhere from 5 to 15 degrees (C˚), and you may be in with the chance of it being sunny and warmer than parts of the UK during January! Although the weather is varied now of the year, the temperatures are ideal as it is not too hot to go on walks around the region to take in the breath-taking views and scenery.
What can you do in Trujillo?
As well as celebrating the January break whilst in Spain, there is plenty of other things for you to do during your stay here. Some of these are outlined below.
Trujillo is a one of a kind location in Spain, as well as Europe due to the huge variety of bird species that travel through the area. This is an excellent place for birdwatchers to come to view the birds. In fact, you may be lucky enough to see some rare Great Bustards and Lesser Bustards as this region is home to 15% of the global population.
It truly is a birds’ paradise here! Additionally, January is an excellent time to view these birds as the overwintering birds have arrived and settled. This is the perfect place to see birds building nests and begin to breed, even if you are new to bird watching.
At Trujillo Villas, we offer the chance for people to participate in one of our cookery Spanish holidays. Our cookery classes have been designed so that they are suitable for all levels whether you have never cooked before, or are a pro.
As part of our classes you will have the opportunity to cook, watch demonstrations from the cookery teacher, shop at Trujillo’s local market and learn more about the area’s culinary history. Running alongside our cookery classes are our art and yoga lessons, so if you are especially keen to do some additional activities then do not hesitate to contact us.
Creative Art Classes
Trujillo Villas also run a creative art holiday in Spain that is taught by a professional art teacher who has been teaching since 1987. They will teach you in a range of media including watercolour, acrylic and oil painting.
This is a perfect location to showcase your artistic talents and gain inspiration from the historical architecture in and around Trujillo, as well as the landscape and beautiful nature.
As well as taking part in art, a part of this holiday includes a day trip to Caceres which is not too far from Trujillo.
Some of our most exquisite villas are Villa Moritos, the Garden Cottage, Villa Martires and the Artists Studio. All these houses are extremely comfortable and will be sure to make your stay in Trujillo wonderful and pleasant. They are also all spacious with great social areas, and plenty of amenities.
These vary in size depending on how many people you are bringing on holiday with you. If it is you and one other person then we would highly recommend the Artists Studio. Or, if you are visiting Trujillo with friends and/or family then be sure to book either Villa Moritos, the Garden Cottage or Villa Martires.
Additionally, you will be able to relax at night taking in the awe-inducing, breath taking scenery of the surrounding area and countryside as these four homes all come with a garden. This is perfect for after a busy day celebrating the Three Kings, or if you are participating in one of our holiday classes.
So, if you wish to take part in either of our holiday classes, come birdwatching or celebrate the January break then stay at one of Trujillo’s luxury villas in Spain. Please contact us to find out availability for any one of our luxury villas.