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Tuesday, 4 January 2011

A Royal Parade in Barcelona

On 5 January every year the Wise Kings (or Three Wise Men of the New Testament) arrive by boat at the waterfront of Barcelona (Moll de la Fusta) to be greeted by the Mayor of the city and conducted to the nearby park of Ciutadella.
From there the Wise Kings depart in their carriages, the principal part of a grand parade that proceeds slowly through the streets and avenues of the centre towards the Olympic Stadium. The Kings and other participants in the parade throw barley sugar sweets to the children lining the route. There are many stalls along the way, especially along Gran Via.
The days leading up to the parade allow the opportunity for children to inspect the Three Kings' boat and carriages, and to leave messages requesting gifts, which they receive, traditionally, on 6 January.
This year, the ship arrives to Moll de la Fusta at 16:30 hrs. Yiu can check all about the Wise King parade here.

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