For the last few years, TV’s, radios, and other media consistently repeat that the third Monday in January is (allegedly) the most depressing day of the year.
The idea, not more than pseudoscience, comes from an equation that a British travel company used for an advertisement campaign, way back in 2005. The equation, which is not a proper equation but a mix of several different ones -depending on where you see it published, it is supposed to account for several factors, with the main one being the weather conditions. Some of the other factors include the time since the last Christmas holidays, the weeks ahead without holidays, and low motivational levels. It should be taken into account that this equation is supposed to apply only to the Northern Hemisphere, due to the weather conditions – one of the main factors of the Blue Monday.
Funnily enough, Christmas festivities end in Spain on 6th of January, when the Three Wise Men bring presents to the Spanish kids (and well-behaved grown-ups, too). These extra days are a good opportunity for you if you want to visit Malaga’s Christmas lights, the “Best Sunny Christmas Market in Europe“, as recently appointed by a travel and tourism site. The official Christmas period in Spain starts with the “Lotería de Navidad”, the traditional lottery draw which is hosted every 22nd of December since the 19th century. However, Christmas lights are on since, at least 5th of December (given that 6th of December and 8th of December are national bank holidays), with the exception of Malaga, where the lights are on since the last Friday in November, traditionally.
However, the period since Christmas is not the most controversial factor for us at Meridional Events, as the Blue Monday equation considers the weather as the main factor to take into account.
Year after year, Malaga, Marbella – along with many other destinations in Andalusia, repeatedly present similar and favourable weather conditions during the Blue Monday: Sunny days with temperatures ranging from 10 to 18 degrees.
At Meridional Events, Blue Monday is just another day in paradise. We are proud to say that the South of Spain has the best weather in Europe for your corporate event, and we are just 2-3 hours away from the main European cities.
Are you still thinking than January is a cold and boring month, where no corporate or business event can be held? Do not hesitate to contact us to host your business events, or incentive trips under the Mediterranean Sun, with warm winter temperatures in Malaga, Marbella and the Costa del Sol.
Are you looking for even more? Sierra Nevada is one of the most popular ski resorts in Spain and is located in the neighbouring city of Granada. Sierra Nevada is the Southernmost ski resort in Europe, with more than 100 km of slopes and facilities to host your incentive or business event in a winter wonderland. You can ski in the morning while enjoying sailing the Mediterranean waters in the afternoon. The ski resort is open until the end of April every year.
Sounds appealing? Do not hesitate to get in touch with us for more info!