The origin of St. Patrick's Day comes from Ireland and since its inception it has been celebrated everywhere in the world where there was an Irish.
There are only a few days left to the most famous Irish feast: St. Patrick's Day, the patron saint of Ireland, which is celebrated on March 17. Sure you have seen images of this holiday where the streets and people are dressed in green, but if you want to know who is St. Patrick and why it is celebrated, we tell you in today's blog.
St. Patrick's Origin
What began as a religious feast has, over time, been transformed into a mass celebration. St. Patrick was a Catholic missionary who lived in the 5th century and is considered to have introduced Catholicism to Ireland. However, and as a curiosity, it seems that the saint was not of Irish origin, but Scottish or Welsh. In his youth he was kidnapped by pirates and taken to Northern Ireland, where he was sold into slavery. When he managed to escape, St. Patrick continued his religious studies and founded several Christian schools and monasteries.
The My Elba preferential rate provides up to 15% discount for users registered on the Elba Hotels website. Find out how to become a member.
At Elba Hotels we have designed our website with the aim of offering you a useful tool for booking your holidays or your next getaway at the best price. In the top menu of Hoteleselba.com there is a tab that you cannot miss: My Elba. We tell you the advantages of registering here.
Becoming a My Elba user will only take a few minutes. All you have to do is fill in a small form on our website with your details to generate your personal profile, which you can access whenever you want with the password of your choice. By becoming a My Elba user you will get up to 15% discount on your Elba web reservations, in any of the hotels and at any time of the year. All the bookings you make on our website will be saved in your profile. From now on you will receive exclusive offers by email for your holidays and family vacations and when you come to our hotels you will enjoy free wifi. Take advantage of the My Elba preferential rates!
Do you know why a leap year happens and when it occurs? In this post, we explain you the curiosities less familiar about leap year.
In addition to the new decade, 2020 is a leap year, and that means we will have an extra day to do great things. But, what is the origin of all this? Keep reading, we explain you what a leap year is and why it occurs.
The history and origin of leap year
The five best plans to make in Fuerteventura and to discover the island and its wonderful beaches.
Choosing just one of the islands of the Canary archipelago is difficult. One of our favourites is Fuerteventura, for its unique charm within the Spanish geography. Declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2009, this island offers the traveller many possibilities, each one more attractive than the previous one. Do you want to know what to do in Fuerteventura? Read on and take note of these 5 plans!
World Cancer Day seeks to raise awareness about the physical and psychological impact of this disease.
Every 4th of February is World Cancer Day, a disease that affects one in three men and one in four women throughout their lives. The cases diagnosed in Spain are around 200,000 annually. Fortunately, thanks to scientific advances, more and more patients are overcoming the disease and there is a general increase in life expectancy.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has proposed a global goal to reduce deaths from this disease by 2% per year, which would mean saving 8 million lives in ten years.
In addition to the technological and scientific advances that help the diagnosis and treatment of this disease, it is commonly accepted that maintaining certain healthy habits on a personal level represents a positive factor in cancer prevention.
In this article we will highlight some activities that you can only do if you come to the province of Cadiz and get to know all its corners.
Cadiz has played a very important role in the history of Spain and Europe for centuries; its demonym come from the name the city received in Roman times, Gades. After the discovery of America, its privileged geographical location gave it leadership in maritime trade. It was also the only place that resisted the Napoleonic invasion and where in 1812 the “Pepa”, the first Spanish Constitution and the most liberal in Europe to date, was promulgated.
Many times Cadiz is named as the "little silver cup", this is said because it shines like silver and has that peculiar cup shape when seen from the sea. As you can see, curiosities and history are not lacking in this beautiful Atlantic city and its province, which have so much to offer to the traveler.
If you want your experience in Cádiz to be unforgettable, keep reading.
Discover and enjoy
Elba Hotels will be present at FITUR 2020 where we will present all the news related to our chain.
It has finally arrived! One of the favorite events for travel lovers is here: FITUR. This year, the International Tourism Fair is held from January 22 to 26, at IFEMA, and will once again be a window open to the entire world. Traveling has never been easier, so read on to discover what FITUR 2020 has to offer you.
The magic of FITUR arrives in Madrid for another year
Pack your bags! America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania; one more year, Madrid welcomes the five continents in the particular space of IFEMA so you can travel around the world in one day.
In addition to preparing your next getaway with the help of the best professionals in each destination, you can taste the delicious cuisine of the country you want, learn about traditions, get inspired and discover that remote place that is waiting for you.
Promotions for next 2020 Valentine's Day. At Elba Hotels we launched the “All you need is love” campaign with great discounts.
Only one month left for Valentine's Day! This holiday is known worldwide as the day of the year in which love is declared. Its origin dates back to the third century, during the reign of Emperor Claudius II. He decided to ban marriages among young people because he considered that single soldiers worked better when not having emotional bonds. However, a priest named Valentin considered this an injustice and secretly celebrated marriages between young lovers. When Claudio II found out, he sentenced him to death on February 14, 270. For this reason, this date is commemorated as Valentine's Day every year.
If you were one of those who Valentine’s Day seemed too cloying, do you see this date now with a new meaning? Read on to discover the best ideas to celebrate Valentine's Day… while traveling!
Enjoy the best Valentine's getaway
Discover some traditional New Year's Eve celebrations from different parts of the world.
New Year's Eve! Have you already decided wich outfit you will wear? Have you bought the grapes yet? In Spain it is tradition on New Year's Eve to eat twelve grapes when the clock strikes twelve o'clock at the turn of the year and put on some red underwear. In other countries these traditions would sound strange. Do you want to know what are the traditions in other places of the world? Keep reading!.
The most curious traditions in New Year
Surely you've heard about lentils; In Italy and Germany it is very typical to include this dish at New Year's Eve dinner to attract good luck and fortune. In Greece, they leave the legumes aside and opt for a bread prepared with basil in which they hide a coin and, as happens here with the King Cake, whoever finds it has guaranteed luck for 2020!
During this 2019 we have shared with the readers of our blog the story of some of the people who make up the great “Elba Family”. They make everything possible, they are responsible of the success of Elba Hotels, and that is why we wanted to dedicate this space to them. To close these series we have someone known by all the workers in our brand, Fernando de las Heras, our CEO.
“We live times of volatile situation that always affect our activity, but I want to send a message of encouragement to our teams. If fortune gives us health, everything else will be fixed. We must be self-demanding in offering our guests the best service and our best smile; this makes our work enjoyable and attracts success to our project ”
Fernando has been at Elba Hotels for 22 years. "A lifetime!", As he says. “I arrived as the opening director of the first hotel of the chain in the Canary Islands, which at that time was the second hotel of the company. As the chain grew with the opening of new hotels, my responsibilities also did it, until I reached my current position” explains the current CEO of Elba Hotels.