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Three Kings Day Celebrations

Posted on: January 7, 2016

Happy Three Kings Day – Fiesta de Los Tres Reyes Magos
Here is my post from last year.

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Here in Spain the most important date in the Christmas season is not December 25. It is January 6, Epiphany, the day Three Kings from the east brought gifts to the infant Jesus.  Fiesta de Los Tres Reyes Magos (Three Kings Day) starts on January 5 when the Three Wise Men arrive and parade through the streets handing out candies to all the children eagerly waiting. The parade ends at a church where the Kings become part of a human nativity scene. That night the children put out their shoes and in the morning, if they have been good all year, they find gifts from the Magi. They leave out treats for the Kings and water for the camels. (Like children in North America do for Santa Claus) There are many parties and family dinners on January 6th.

We had the pleasure of experiencing this event here on the Costa Blanca. In Torrevieja, a coastal town…

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4 Responses to "Three Kings Day Celebrations"

Darlene I enjoyed reading the post again. wishing you a very Happy New Year!

It is always a fun celebration. We attended a smaller one this year closer to our home but it was still fun. Happy New Year to you as well.

Different cultures are fun to learn about. I remeber when I was a little girl in Netherland we would put carrots and leave out milk for St. Nicholas’s horse on Dec 5. That was the gift day.

Dec 25, Christmas was purely religious. 🙂

Thanks for sharing about this Spanish holiday, Darlene!

It is fun to learn about the different ways of celebrating Christmas around the world. The Dutch children living here in Spain get their gifts on Dec 5 as well.

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