The Three Kings on parade in Almeria

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CHRISTMAS Day has been and gone, but for Spanish children and those that have embraced their new home country, the fun is still to come with the arrival of Three Kings on January 5.

For good boys and girls, the Three Kings bring presents, and many towns and cities across Spain hold a street parade to welcome the royals bearing gifts.

This is a Spanish custom that you will not want to miss, to see the joy on the children’s faces as they clamour for a glimpse of the magical kings, who come riding horses, camels, tractors or trailers, and throw sweets and small gifts to the eager onlookers.

In Almeria City, the cavalcade will be touring the streets from 7pm. In Albox, the festivities will begin at 5.30pm. Adra’s parade will start at 6pm, and in addition there will be a children’s show at 11am. Mojacar’s parade will start from Plaza Nueva at 5pm.

For details of Three Kings’ parades in your town, contact your town hall’s culture department.

In many towns, the Kings’ postman has already visited schools to pick up wish-lists from the children ready to deliver to the Three Kings ahead of January 5.

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