Three Kings’ Parade is Barcelona’s annual Christmas Parade which every year takes place on the eve of the 12th day of Christmas i.e., on the eve of Epiphany which falls on 6th January.
Three Kings’ Parade also known as the Twelfth Night Procession or ‘la Cabalgata de Reyes Magos’ in Spanish language and as ‘la Cavalcada de Reis Mags d’Orient’ in the Catalan language is a 5 km long parade taking place through the center of Barcelona also passing by Plaza Catalunya.
As the name indicates, the Parade celebrates the visit of the Three Kings, (also called the Magi, or the Three Wise Men) to the baby Jesus in Bethlehem.
This parade consists of the three Kings and their entourage riding around on camels, surprising vehicles, and magical creatures. The Kings are surrounded by dancers and musicians and hand out mountains of candy. The parade also contains decoated floats locally known as carrozas.
Ephiphany is the end of the Christmas festive season in Spain and Barcelona where Christmas is celebrated for the 12 days from Christmas Eve on December 24th, until the Epiphany on 6th January.
There is another local tradition of buying a Kings Cake – a sweet dessert bread called ‘Tortells de Reis‘ in Catalan – ‘Roscón de Reyes‘ in Spanish, which is eaten the night before or on King’s Day.
Three Kings’ Parade – Barcelona’s Christmas Parade 2019 :
In 2019, the annual Three Kings’ Parade – Barcelona’s Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, 5th January 2019 starting at 6 pm local time.
Three Kings’ Parade – Barcelona’s Christmas Parade Route Map :
Approximate Parade Route with reaching times -
Pla de Palau (18:10), Via Laietana (18:25), la plaza Urquinaona (19:00), Plaza Catalunya (19:10), Plaza Universitat (19:25), Ronda Sant Antoni (19:35), Sepúlveda (19.45), Avenida Paral·lel (20:25), la plaza Espanya (20:35) and finished at avenidas Reina Maria Cristina y Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia,between 20:45 y 21:00.
Three Kings’ Parade – Barcelona’s Christmas Parade Photos & Videos :
Photos and Videos of Three Kings’ Parade – Barcelona’s Christmas Parade 2019 will be available on Official Website of the Parade -
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