Great post from Scribbler in Seville on the Three Kings

Scribbler in Seville

For the past few years, we’ve been to our village’s Reyes Magos procession. For the uninitiated, this is when the Three Kings ride into town on the afternoon of 5 January – Melchor, Baltazar and Gaspar might arrive by boat, helicopter or camel, depending on the geographical situation of the town or city where you’re watching them, and the economic health of its town hall and main sponsors.

Reyes is the most exciting night of the year for children, since the next day is when they get their presents. (Some do Father Christmas too, or even instead, but Reyes is the biggie.) As well as signalling the end of the Christmas period (sniff), it’s also the first big event of the year. A last chance for people to enjoy themselves before getting back to work, and the long slog ahead until the next holiday – in these parts, Andalucia Day

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