"The Magi" visit Granada
Saturday January 4, 2014
The Magi are the three wise men coming from the East that visited Jesus, the child, after his birth. We only know about this fact in the Gospel of Matthew. But not all Christian countries celebrate it. Spain is one of these countries, the rest celebrates the Epiphany on January 6th, which commemorates Jesus' manifestation to the Gentiles, represented in the Magi (Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar)
On Janurary 5th, Spanish children are prepared to Cavalcade of Magi, the traditional parade where the Magi and their page boys throw candies to children. The day after, on January 6th children wake up very early in the morning to open the Magi presents while tasting a piece of "Roscón" for breakfast.
The parade starts in Calle Gran Capitán in Granada at 5.30 pm and ends at Plaza del Carmen at 10.30 pm.