Friday, January 30, 2009

Three Kings Day

As I wrote in my December blog, the main day of celebration over the Christmas period, for the Spanish is Three Kings Day, on January 6th. Frankie and Vicky arrived on January 5th so they were able to enjoy the parade through the streets of Montoro during that evening. The 'Three Kings' parade through the towns on horse back, camels or small lorries, unfortunately Montoro had small lorries. The Kings throw sweets to the children, or anyone else fast enough to grab them, and when I say throw, you actually get hit by flying sweets ….. great! We were extremely pleased with our catch!

That night the children leave one pair of shoes in the sitting room by their Nativity scene, together with some liquor for the Kings and some cookies for the camels. When the children wake up in the morning their presents are waiting for by their shoes.

Photos of the Parade

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