Isle of Gran Canaria

3 Wise Men parade

If you would like to know how the spanish people celebrate Christmas, here is a tip.

Through almost every town or city on the isle, there are parades organized. Since Christmas in Spain has its emphasis on the “3 Wise Men’s Day”, every year there is a parade where people reenact the arrival of the 3 Wise Men to the Nativity, bringing presents for the born lord. In this case, they always take a trip around the a certain route, riding their camels and waving at the children and throwing caramels at them, to end up in a square where they’ll sit down on their thrones. This is the point where their pages bring children to them and sit them on their loins where they can tell the “3 Magic Kings”, how they them them here, what presents they want or they can give them the famous “letter” with their wishes.

The on i’m informed about is the one in my town, San Fernando de Maspalomas, San Bartolomé. It will begin at 17:00 at the parking lot in front of the municipal soccer stadium, where they’ll arrive by helicopter. (haha 😀 kinda funny) They will make their route and end up at the “San Fernando square”.

You might want to have a look at one of our traditional festivities.

This entry was posted on Friday, January 5th, 2007 at 4:10 pm and is filed under About Gran Canaria, Cultural Events, Trips.

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