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The tradition that all Spanish children loved is the THREE MAGIC KINGS. They crossed the desert to meet the king of the King, Jesus and they offered him the best presents at that time: gold, incense and myrrh.

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When December arrives, kids write down a list of presents that they would like to receive this year for being good and they sent the letter to their favorite Wise Man: Melchior from Europe, Caspar from Asia or Balthazar from Africa. If kids have been bad boys, they will get dark sugar coal.

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Their Majesties travel by camel all around Spain, listening children requests and collecting the letters.

The most important moment comes on the afternoon of January 5th, when Three Kings Parades get underway throughout Spain. It is a magic event where a large number of floats carry not only the Three Kings, but also a host of weird and wonderful characters who throw sweets into the crowd. GALERIAKing’s Day

In the morning of January 6th, King’s Day, kids find their gifts. They start playing with the new toys and now they will have to wait until the next 5th of January again.

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Dark sugar coal

 

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