Three Kings Cavalcade
Three Kings Cavalcade is held on January 6. This event in the first decade of the month January is annual. Help us
The Three Kings Cavalcade is a typical parade of floats in the cities of Spain and Andorra, in Gibraltar and, with less echo, in Czech, Polish, Mexican towns, in Puerto Rico and in the Portuguese town of Monção, in which the Three Kings (Melchior, Gaspar and Balthazar) and their pages and helpers throw candies and sweets to the children on the eve of the feast of Epiphany.
The first documented trace of the origin of the Three Kings Day parade dates back to 1866 in Alcoy (Alicante).
The parades are held since January 5 in the afternoon or at dusk, following the tradition, before the Three Wise Men leave the gifts in the houses during the night.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
The first day of Blacks and Whites' Carnival in southern Colombia on January 2 (celebrated until January 7);
The first day of the Carnival of Riosucio on January 2 (celebrated until January 8 every 2 years);
International Community Manager Day on January 22 (Held on the fourth Monday of January)