No, it is not the Chinese language one… or a Martian one, however someplace nearer to dwelling – Bérchules within the Alpujarra!
The great people (and a smattering of the dangerous ones) of Bérchules held their New 12 months celebrations to usher in 2022 on the night time of the sixth of August, which could sound barely unhinged however the City Corridor there has recognized tips on how to flip a disastrous energy minimize that scuppered New 12 months celebrations, right into a profitable tourism attraction.
How? They determined that as an alternative of writing off New 12 months’s Eve 1994, (the ability minimize had disadvantaged the village of the 12 strokes at midnight) they might have fun it on the primary weekend of August 1995. And it has turn into a magnet for the village each summer season because of this quirky ‘arreglo.’
The Mayor, Ismael Padilla, mentioned that many individuals turned up for the celebrations over the weekend, as they used to earlier than the Covid restrictions. In reality, some 7,000 guests turned as much as welcome within the Bérchules New 12 months, which isn’t dangerous, contemplating its standing inhabitants of solely 715.
The village even has an official store for the Asociación de la Nochevieja en Agosto de Bérchules, the place guests can get all the mandatory gen for the occasion.
(Information: Berchules, Alpujarra, Granada, Andalucia)