Latest news in Spain – preparing for Three Kings Festival.
ROQUETAS de Mar council has begun planning the municipality’s Three Kings processions.
The local authority has now put out to tender the contract for organising the events on the evening of January 5 in Aguadulce, El Parador and Roquetas town.
The biggest share of the budget, approximately €138,000, goes to the Roquetas procession, which will set out from the Santa Ana castle and pass through much of the town centre before ending up at the Plaza de la Constitucion.
There will be 13 floats, each with a different theme, and some with mobile structures. The contract will also include the rental of two junior floats and three with thrones, five trailers and Three Kings costumes, crowns and wigs.
In addition, the company chosen will have to supply posters and signposts, 3,000 kilos of sweets, 10,000 little bags of coal, 50 large Three Kings cakes and nearly 300 bags of snacks for personnel.
The event will also necessitate the hire of lighting and loudspeaker systems.
There will be two health team posts on the night, each with an ambulance.
The processions in Aguadulce and El Parador will be more modest, the first with four floats plus a band and the latter with two floats and two bands.
Between the two some 2,000 kilos of sweets will be handed out.