Saturday, January 6

Wise Men of the East Arrive in Barcelona

The Three Wise Men or Three Kings
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The Three Wise Men of the East, or Magi, or Three Kings of the Orient arrived in Barcelona this afternoon at six o'clock by ship and landed in our city harbour. Caspar of Tarsus, Melchior of Persia and Balthasar of Saba who originally followed a star to Israel in search of the newborn Christ Child to offer him gold, incense and myrrh, were seen escorted by an entourage of dilligent pageants and elegant camels packed with thousands of presents for kids who had been waiting anxiously all day long. Nevertheless, those presents cannot be seized immediately by children as they should appear by magic inside their houses once they are asleep. It is recommended that some sweets and water are set conveniently somewhere outdoors for the exhausted camels.

10 Comments:

Blogger Mimmu said...

But now I am wondering! What is the truth, is there any Santa in Spain at all or are these wise men giving presents and why just on Epiphany day? I really do not have heard this tradition before.
The photo is perfect.
Good Epiphany day to you&family!

10:24 AM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Thanks Mimmu for your visit and your questions. We also have Santa bringing presents but he arrived here for the first time much, much later. The three kings are related to the Christian religion and Epiphany of course. I am not an expert so you can get the whole thing clear following this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epiphany_%28Christian%29

Happy Epiphany to you too!

12:23 PM  
Blogger Dsole said...

Great pic!
Just I've have for breakfast a little piece of Roscón while opening my gifts!

Acabo de desayunar un trocito de Roscón mientras abría los regalos!

:)

madrid dailyphoto blog

1:06 PM  
Blogger Lavender Lady said...

I've heard of Three Kings day. I love your picture...so vivid. thanks for the information...very well presented.

3:27 AM  
Blogger isabella said...

Obviously this is a night picture and you made it so sharp and vibrant - every detail is showing! You are a true artist, Carlos.

5:23 PM  
Blogger Sally said...

Never fear! The camels at least got to rest on the NSW South Coast on the way!

http://sydneynearlydailyphot.blogspot.com/2007/01/camel-moruya-saturday-morning.html

:-)

10:09 PM  
Blogger Sally said...

Epiphany - called Befana - is also celebrated widely in Italy.

10:10 PM  
Blogger Ming_the_Merciless said...

Beautiful pictures. I remember see in the local news about "The Fest of Three Kings". Very interesting and the kids love it.

8:28 AM  
Blogger Omerta69 said...

Once again thank you for the picture. They're all great! Keep it up!

Greets,


Marc

10:34 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

You are welcome Marc

11:41 PM  

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