Would you learn English on a Public Holiday?

holidays in the Canaries

Holidays in the Canaries… How do you spend a Public Holiday? Learning English in Las Palmas or ….?

✨ Not enough holidays?

Here in the Canaries and Spain there are a lot of Public Holidays or Bank Holidays as we call them in the UK.  We call them Bank Holidays because, yes, you guessed it, the Banks don’t work.  Apart from Christmas and Easter Holidays, we Brits only get 3 measly days, so you would think we spent those 3 long weekends doing worthwhile things, well read on and find out……

 ✨ Do you DIY?

In the UK, you know when a Public Holiday is ‘coming up’ (approaching) as the TV adverts are mostly for DIY stores. May Bank Holidays mainly focus on gardening and revamping your house, and people do it!  Why?  Because the weather is starting to improve and when there is a hint of sunshine in the UK, everybody is outside or all the windows and doors are open😁 .

✨ Too many holidays?

I don’t think there can ever be too many holidays, it’s a great time to catch up with friends, family, that all important DIY job, or book, depending on how you feel.  I think there are about 10 Public Holidays in the Canaries / Spain, that’s one of the reasons we moved here 😉. So here are a few suggestions for what to do on a Public Holiday.

✨ Drive to the mountains or inland for holidays in the Canaries

If you like it, you can go to the mountains or inland. There’s nothing better than watching the sun come up in the morning, going for a walk, and then having the whole day ahead of you to do whatever you want.

✨ Have a long leisurely lunch during holidays in the Canaries

Unfortunately, most of the shops are closed, but luckily, the restaurants are open.  Some of the best restaurants to visit in Las Palmas are:

  1. Allende
  2. Tergeste
  3. El Mestizo
  4. La Bikina
  5. Bio Loco
  6. La Picantina

✨ Have a mosey on Las Canteras Beach

It doesn’t have to be a hot sunny day to go to the beach, you can just walk along the Paseo people watching, stop for coffee and carry on ‘moseying’ (smiley face emoji or something)

✨ Read that book

When there’s a public holiday here I try to catch up on my reading, I love books but don’t have much time to read, so for me it’s a real luxury, this is usually how my Public / Bank Holiday goes, depending on the weather, obviously

  • Lie in
  • Long walk with the doggie
  • Leisurely BIG breakfast
  • Book
  • Learn Spanish
  • Late lunch – OUT not at home
  • More book or gardening
  • Another doggie walk
  • Dinner
  • Movie
  • Bed

What does your Public Holiday look like?  Or is it different every time?? Do you ever learn English? Let us know what you are ‘up to’ or any super tips for places to go and mosey around……


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