On Saturday, January 5th afternoon Their Majesties will carry out their traditional Parade.
January 6th morning is the longest awaited time of the year for boys and girls of Barcelona, but the previous afternoon is not far behind, because that is when they can see the coming of the Three Kings from the East in a spectacular Parade.
They will arrive, as is customary, to the Moll de la Fusta on board of the schooner Santa Eulàlia, and at 18.30 h, when they are given the keys that open all the homes of Barcelona, an entourage will march from passeig Isabel II to Rius i Taulet avenue, through Via Laietana, Urquinaona square, Ronda Sant Pere, Catalunya square, Ronda Universitat, Universitat square, Ronda Sant Antoni, Sepúlveda, Paral·lel streets and finally Reina Maria Cristina avenue.
If you place yourself in one of the spots of this itinerary you will be able to see the presents float along with the coal and the dummies ones, they will throw candies at you and you will enjoy dances and songs by companies such as Efímer, Xarop de Canya and Companyia Roberto G. Alonso.
The Three Kings Parade of Barcelona was the first to take place in the Spanish State, back in 1855, but it didn’t become an ongoing celebration until the end of 19th century, when they were organized by charity societies in favor of the destitute children of Barcelona. The Spanish Civil War interrupted the Parades from 1936 to 1942, and then was when Barcelona’s City Council picked them up and has been organizing them without a break.
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