The Three Kings disembark full of presents for Catalan kids

Traditional parades held throughout the country with presence of color yellow in solidarity with the jailed leaders

King Melchior upon his arrival in Tarragona (by Roger Segura)
King Melchior upon his arrival in Tarragona (by Roger Segura) / ACN

ACN | Barcelona

January 6, 2018 01:51 PM

Catalan children were mostly flooded with presents on Saturday morning after the arrival (and subsequent gift-giving) of three wise men from the East. Every January 6, coinciding with the Christian Epiphany, the country celebrates the Three Kings Day. Coming on their camels, they deliver presents to Catalan children. Before delivering them, the kids send the wise men letters ordering presents, which they receive in the small hours of January 6.

According to the tradition, the kids have welcomed them the day before in parades across the country. And this was the case also this year. By boat, by carriage, by rafting boat, on foot and by other means of transport did the Three Kings arrive in parades throughout the country with thousands of children eager to see them, give them letters and collect some sweets –only in Barcelona, the kings, pages and other assistants threw around 7 tons of candy to attendees–.