Today in Barcelona celebrate the Kings Mages "Día de los Reyes Magos". Kings - a Biblical Magi, that appear in the night of the 5th of January 2nd, and represent the three races, known in the era of Christ. Balthazar - an honorable old man with a long white beard, Melchor, decorated with red hair and a young black Gaspar.
Every Spaniard since childhood has their favorite King, Although the letter with a list of desired gifts write all three and previously awarded royal Pajou, who is waiting for children on the main square or in a large toy stores.
Fifth of January on the eve of towns and large villages of Spain are magnificent festive procession, which can reach several kilometers length. Ahead of the parade are kids with drums, after them, on huge carriages, adults go with their children, followed by a brass band. The last in this procession coach with three Magi Kings. They generously handed out sweets and toys for their children running. One thing remains the same in all places of celebrating the Day of the Three Kings - is a children's joy, fun and waiting for the gifts, because they are in Spain - it's like in Russia, Grandfather Moroz.Imenno Kings bring Christmas gifts to children. But if the child's behavior was bad this year, instead of gifts traditionally handed them pieces of coal.
Traditional food in this festival is the cake "ROSKON". It is baked in different sizes, sometimes very large. It is a round cake yeast, decorated with marzipan. In ROSKON baked small figure and fasolinka, the, who gets a piece of the figurine, selected King for a day, and the, who fasolinka, pays ROSKON.
Procession of the Magi Kings, will be held today in Barcelona 18-00 to 20-45. Kings route this year will take place from the train station Estació de França across the avenue Via Laietana, Plaza Catalunya and the Sepulveda street to the Plaza de España. This is a very spectacular show, a kind of a winter carnival, which will especially enjoy the youngest. Sixth of January in Barcelona regular holiday.