Saturday, January 06, 2007

The Three Kings Arrive in Valencia

The Three Kings arrived in Valencia Port last night and, accompanied by 40 floats and 2,000 people paraded through the streets of Valencia throwing a total of ten thousand kilos of sweets and thousands of toys. The Parade started at 5 and lasted several hours. The streets were lined with what seemed like the entire child population of Valencia with their parents, all clutching carrier bags to store their spoils. The Parade ended at the city hall where the king received those lucky enough to get in and handed out more presents. Today (a holiday even though it is Saturday) is the most important day in the Spanish Christmas calendar for children especially, for this is the day they get their Christmas presents.
Tomorrow, Sunday, all the shops will be open so the populace can spend their Christmas present money.

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