Wednesday, 16 December 2015

No Christmas Wars in Canary Islands Buses

This bus wishes us a merry Christmas.

Joel Kontinen

Christmas wars seem to be an American phenomenon that hardly exists in Europe. For instance, some buses in the Canary Islands promote Chrismas.

While the word for Christmas in Spanish does not include the word Christ, navidad explicitly refers to birth, and in this case not just to any birth, but that of Jesus in Bethlehem.

And Christmas Eve is nochebuana or '(the) Good Evening'. Feliz navidad!