Tuesday, January 06, 2015

The Three Kings on the Epiphany

This morning, all over Spain, children will be wakening to find presents left over-night near their shoe. Last night, the three Kings, Melchior, Casper and Balthazar arrived on their camels and left gifts for the children on this night as they had done over two millenium ago for the baby born in Bethlehem called Jesus.

In towns and cities all over Spain early yesterday evening people lined the streets and squares to witness the arrival of the Kings and their ever growing entourage. These are a few pictures from the grand parade in Gijon where thousands of children, parents, grandparents, friends and visitors lined the 5.5km route. The weather was great (11 degrees), no rain and a clear full moon, perfect. The atmosphere was electric as the children waited in anticipation for the arrival of Melchoir, Casper and Balthazar. The police came on their motorbikes, horns blared, whistles and screams of delight permeated the night air and the many marching bands started to play. The children (and adults) weren't disappointed.






  1. Lovely photos, really gives the feel to a Spanish Fiesta.

  2. Thanks Anne - the atmosphere was electric and of course, trouble free.


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