The Three Wise Men
come from the East every January 5th not to bring gold, frankincense and myrrh
to baby Jesus but to perform another sacred task, deliver illusions in the form of toys and candies to the children. In return, they only ask for a letter with requests, some water and perhaps pastries and bread crumbs at will for their exhausted camels. Pageants also do their anonymous chores thus alleviating their masters' titanic duties. In the picture, the most solicited, King Balthazar, the Black Magician and Wise Man
, poking inside the sack looking for candy to throw to the anxious and happy crowd along Barcelona streets.
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