Friday, January 2, 2009

Magical Kings in Benidorm

The children of Spain receive gifts on the feast of the Epiphany. The Magic are particularly revered in Spain. It is believed that they travel through the countryside reenacting their journey to Bethlehem every year at this time. Children leave their shoes on the windowsills and fill them with straw, carrots, and barley or the horses of the Wise Men. Their favorite is Balthazar who rides a donkey and is the one believed to leave the gifts.

The three magical kings of East will arrive the next Monday to Finestrat they will do and it by means of two cavalcades that will allow to as much distribute gifts them in the historical helmet of the municipality like in Cala. The hour of beginning of the cavalcade of the historical helmet is the 19,00 hours and will start off from the Raval, around the restaurant Colored person, crossing the Benidorm Avenue and carrer the Fonteta to arriving at the Plaça of European Unió.

The delivery of gifts will be realised in the assembly hall of the House of Culture. On the other hand, the magical kings also will make their traditional cavalcade to make arrive the gifts at the children and children of Cala. This cavalcade will start off on the 19,00 hours, from the Marine Avenue Baixa and will cross all the avenue to arriving at the stroll of the beach where the delivery of gifts will take place. At the end of the two cavalcades all the assistants will be able to enjoy a chocolatada tea and. The Council of Celebrations organizes these cavalcades, having on the collaboration of the Commission of Celebrations 2009 and numerous neighbors of Cala who also have wanted to turn upside down in this so close event.