This week a very special Spanish tradition is taking place and you can witness it in La Herradura on Thursday the 5th of January. Don’t miss it as it is a wonderful spectacle and great fun for the children. It is in fact a true children’s festival. Although Santa is gaining popularity in Spain, most families also celebrate Three Kings days and throughout Spain there is an annual parade, which usually starts in the early evening at dusk. Melchor, Gazpar and Baltasar (the African king) don’t come empty handed. Beautifully dressed wagons with the Kings and their spouses are accompanied by many school children all dressed up for the occasion, often dancing to loud music. From the wagons, where the Kings wave to the audience, treats are thrown into the public to the delight of the children. If you have children make sure to bring a bag so they can collect some of the sweets. In La Herradura the parade goes to the main square where the Kings and their spouses take place on the stage. The kings then read out the name of the children one by one so that they can come up to the stage to collect their gift.
Do come along and enjoy the spectacle!