Have you been good? Magi arrive!

In the final stretch of the Christmas holidays could not miss Spain the typical cavalcade of the Three Kings who puts the finishing to festivities, a moment that all the children are looking forward to enjoy. According to popular belief, three kings of the East, visited the baby Jesus in Bethlehem and brought him three presents: gold, frankincense and myrrh. So, on the night of 5th to 6th January these three Magi from the East take charge of distribute gifts to the children who have behaved well (bad kids, instead, receive coal)

In accordance with tradition, on January 5th there is a large parade in almost every town and village of Spain, in some parades are distributed candies and other sweets, even gifts and none are equal to others.

Cabalgata de Alcoy en 2014. Fuente: ABC

Cavalcade of Alcoy in 2014. Source: ABC

In the Costa Blanca, very close to Benidorm should underline the cavalcade of Alcoy, the oldest in Spain. His first parade dates back to the year 1886 and has been declared a Festival of national tourist interest. For those who are lucky enough to enjoy it in person, this year will begin in El Cami at 6 in the afternoon and conducted the tour from uptown to the bridge of San Roc, about 10 o’clock. During the tour, in which thousand of people participate, there will be even fireworks.

Also on the Costa Blanca you can enjoy Sunday 5th of the cavalcade of Benidorm, leaves from Elche Park and this year promises to bring great surprises and gifts. Here you can see a video of the last year tour:

On the capital of Costa del Sol the tour has been modified, on Malaga their Majesties will depart at 17:30 hours from Avenida Cervantes and will pass by Paseo del Parque, Plaza de la Marina, Alameda and Avenida de Andalucía, Larios, among others, next to the new streets like Almengual de la Mota or Marmoles. There will also be a special reinforcement in the bus lines to facilitate the shift to the center of the city.

Nor could staying behind the tourist city par excellence of the Costa del Sol, Torremolinos, where the parade, consisting of 13 floats and 250 crew, will begin at 5 pm in Rafael Quintana Street and will travel through the main streets of the city centre. Ready to pick up some of the 4,500 kilos of candies that will launch?

Cabalgata Torremolinos 2012

Cavalcade of Torremolinos, 2012. Source: Andalucía Información