Cavalcada dels Reis – the finale of Christmas

Cavalcada del Reis

On 5th of January, Spanish people celebrate Cavalcada dels Reis, resembling a second Christmas or rather the end of the Christmas season. Tradition says that the Three Kings came to visit baby Jesus, and brought gifts with them. On their return journey, they handed out their gifts to children.

cavacalda de reis Cavalcada dels Reis   the finale of Christmas

Illustration Cavalcada dels Reis

Nowadays it is a traditional parade in all Spanish cities. In Barcelona, the festivity starts with a welcome of the mayor. A dozen floats are marching through the city, throwing out candies to the crowd. This year's event will be bigger than ever, showcasing many performances, such as choreographed dances. The festival starts at 6pm in Av. Marquès de l'Argentera (next to Parc de Ciutadella) and ends at 8:45pm in Av. Reina Maria Cristina (near Plaça Espanya).

 

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