Fiesta de los Reyes

Here in Spain (Hondón has one too) the annual march of the Kings takes place – still part of the Christmas celebrations… here is a bit more about this (courtesy of Andalicia.com)

…And as for the Kings themselves, they continue to arrive on schedule every year to villages, towns and cities throughout Spain to make the annual parade, which usually starts at dusk through the centre of urban areas.

Melchor, Gazpar and Baltasar (the African king) are magically able to appear simultaneously throughout this entire land as evening falls and they don’t come empty handed.As their royal magesties parade about town with their entourage of locals smiling and waving from trucks, trailers and even floats (depends on local resources) they dutifully toss out handfuls of sweets to the children waiting in the streets at they pass. If you take little ones to the parade, be sure to bring along bags to handle the accumulation of little treasures they will certainly want to take home (even though usually these sweets are not very good quality)…

If there is a Three Kings Parade near your – please support it – they can be real fun for the children and some of the bigger ones are spectacular.