Tuesday, 6 January 2009

The Three Kings - the Spanish Christmas

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I now live in Spain - today (January 6th, the Epipany) is the Spanish 'Christmas', the day when kids have their presents.

I have to admit it does seem to make sense - It's the day the Three Magi presented their gifts to baby Jesus. In fact it makes far more sense than presenting gifts on Christmas day - I wonder howcome that came about???

When December arrives, in Spain and Latin America all the boys and girls start to write their letter to the Three Kings or to their favourite King: Melchor, Gaspar or Baltasar. They write about the things they'd like to receive on the morning of the 6th of January, and also about their behaviour during the year, hoping to present themselves in a good light.

British kids over here are lucky, most seem to have two celebrations, December 25th and Jan 6th .... perhaps not so lucky for the parents...



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