The Christmas lights were switched on in Palma de Mallorca two days ago. As I am not a news reporter, I must admit that my photo today shows the Christmas lights in Palma of last year. Sorry.
The good news about this year’s Christmas lights is the use of low energy light bulbs. The Palma townhall claims that 30 % less energy will be used this year as compared to last year.
The bad news is that the Christmas lights in Palma will be lit until January 20th, the day when Palma’s patron saint day is celebrated (Sant Sebastià). That’s an awfully long Christmas period, in my way of calculating, and an awful waste of energy. What do you think?
The photo was chosen from my archive. It was taken in the city of Palma de Mallorca, Spain. The date: December 31st, 2006. The time was 22:00:40.