Since you all have already arrived to Barcelona, don’t miss the chance tomorrow to experience one of the favorite and the most exiting events of Spanish children and grown ups of the year!
Saturday January 6 starting from 6:30 to 9:00 pm The Three Kings Parade!
The day children have been waiting for all year round – the traditional arrival of the Three Kings. Although presents are usually opened on the morning of 6 January, the parade on the previous evening is one of the most magical moments of the festive season – a chance to see Their Majesties in person, greet them and even give them a letter at the last minute.
The Three Kings of the Orient arrive in Barcelona aboard the Schooner Santa Eulàlia at 5 pm on 5 January, although the party gets underway half an hour before that. The parade itself doesn’t kick off until 6.30 pm, once the Kings receive the key to open the door to all the homes in the city.
Their Majesties will embark on a route that begins on Avinguda del Marquès de l’Argentera, accompanied by artistic companies like Efímer, Xarop de Canya and the Companyia Roberto G. Alonso, among others, and finishing on Avinguda de Rius i Taulet.
The floats taking part in the parade include one with the presents, which always gets the attention of the little children, one with coal, the one children fear the most (because coal is given to children who behave badly) and one with dummies. A range of companies will enliven the parade with songs and dance, while the Kings will throw sweets to all those who come out to see them. (source http://www.bcn.cat)
here is the Route Map of Barcelona Three Kings Parade 2013
to read more about Christmas period traditions in Barcelona and Spain, check out Barcelona city official web page at http://w2.bcn.cat/nadal/en/les-nostres-tradicions/nadal