New Year celebrations in Bérchules

It is New Year”s Day in Bérchules, again. In 1994, a power cut interrupted the New Year festivities in Bérchules and ever since, the town has celebrated New Year on the first Saturday in August.

Happy New Year – Feliz Año Nuevo

The rains held off, the sky was pretty clear and it was a Blue Moon for the New Year celebrations on the Balcón de Europa. A bit windy, but at least it was dry. Despite the roadworks in the area, the turnout seemed very good this year with revellers all the way down the promenade.

New Year weather

The current forecast is for a cloudy, wet, and in some cases snowy New Year with storms and high winds in some areas.

New Year baby

The first New Year baby born in Málaga province arrived at 00:09 on Thursday January 1st. The birth, natural and without epidural, took place at the Hospital de la Axarquía. The baby girl, named Nisrin, weighed in at 3,650 grams and was 50 centimetres in length. The mother, 42 year old Aisha Nadira, a Moroccan national, lives in Nerja and …

Dick Turpin was here…

Although the Balcón de Europa was fairly crowded last night for the celebrations, there were undoubtedly less people than in previous years. Part of this is, of course, going to be down to the decline in UK tourist numbers due to the recession. However, the only gripe seemed to concern prices in several establishments, bumped up because it was a …

Happy New Year to everyone

HAPPY NEW YEAR The Balcón de Europa was crowded, as usual, and the rains stayed away! New Year Photos

Early New Year in Lepe

For the third year running, around 4,000 people in Lepe have already celebrated New Year! The official celebrations, viewed as a sort of dress rehearsal, took place at 20:00 last night, Tuesday December 28th. The early New Year is geared more for ‘friends’, the actual New Year more for ‘family’ celebrations. Or is it just ‘any excuse’ for a party?

New Year’s Eve on the Balcón de Europa

The festivities on the Balcón de Europa will begin at 23:00 with the group Alalba. At midnight, the bells of the Iglesia El Salvador will chime (hopefully only twelve times this time!) for the traditional munching of the twelve grapes and sipping (!) of the Cava. There will then be a grand firework display followed by more music from the …