Three Kings Parade

5/1/2011 16:00-22:00

In Spain, Christmas gifts are exchanged not on the 25th of December, but during Epiphany on the 6th of January - marking the arrival of the Three Wise Men at the manger. On the day before, the 5th Jan, a huge parade takes place as some modern-day Magi arrive by boat at Barcelona harbour (normally around 4pm) and then embark on a procession through the whole city ending up at Montjuic around 9pm. Expect floats, horses, camels, musicians, much pomp and ceremony, whilst members of the procession dish out free candy to excited kiddies.

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