Reyes Magos Costa Blanca Fiestas

THREE KINGS HOLIDAY AT THE COSTA BLANCA

The Three Wise Men / Three Kings is celebrated on January 6 of each year, in this case, 2020; and constitutes a very significant event in the Christian world.

This tradition is not popular in the UK for different reasons, but in Spain, it is considered the last day of the Christmas holidays that are spent as a family, opening gifts and eating together. In the afternoon the Christmas ornaments begin to be dismantled, keeping them until the following year.

On these dates, the children write a letter to the Three Kings and wait for the night from January 5 to 6 to receive the gifts that the Three Kings bring them if they have been good children during the year, or coal if they have misbehaved (There is sugar coal, also known as “sweet coal” that families usually buy as a joke for their children before delivering gifts.) Then on January 6, which is the official date of the holiday, several countries, including Spain, have the custom to eat the famous Roscón de Reyes , which is a sweet that usually contains surprises and small gifts inside.

The image we have today of the Three Kings has been updated with the centuries and popular tradition. But it maintains common elements such as the fact that the kings came from different continents: Africa, Asia and Europe. They were led by a shooting star, possibly a comet or perhaps the brightest star in the night sky: Sirius.

In many cities and towns, the Three Kings make a parade on January 5 in the afternoon, it is known as the “Three Kings Cavalcade”. The main parades in Spain are those of Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Zaragoza and Alcoy because of their age; but we also have very nice parades along the Costa Blanca North and here we will give you all the information.

THREE KINGS PARADE AT THE COSTA BLANCA NORTH

THREE KINGS PARADE IN CALPE 2020

  • Day: January 5
  • Time: 5:30 p.m.
  • Departure: Plaza Colón

THREE KINGS PARADE IN MORAIRA 2020

  • Day: January 5
  • Time: 5:30 p.m.
  • Departure: Playa de l´Ampolla (Moraira)

THREE KINGS PARADE IN BENISSA 2020

  • Day: January 5
  • Time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Departure: Calle San José

THREE KINGS PARADE IN JAVEA 2020

  • Day: January 5
  • Time: 5:00 p.m.
  • Departure: Port

THREE KINGS PARADE IN DENIA 2020

  • Day: January 5
  • Time: 6:00 p.m.
  • Departure: Port

THREE KINGS PARADE IN BENIDORM 2020

  • Day: January 5
  • Time: 18:00
  • Departure: Parque de Elche