Andalucia Diary – Seasonal Travel Notes

Three Kings Day – Los Reyes

Today is the day most kids in Spain have been waiting for all year. It is Three Kings Day. It's a public holiday when Spanish families give presents to their kids – as we do on Christmas day. The Festival marks the date when the Three Kings arrived in Bethlehem in the Christmas story. Children write to their favourite King asking for their gifts. The Kings then arrive during the night of the 5th January, and leave gifts for children. However, Spanish kids are getting two bites of the cherry, as Father Christmas is getting more popular here with the spread of UK/US popular culture.

Early this evening, before the sun went down, I went for a walk along the beach at San Pedro. Kite Surfers were enjoying the late evening sun and the blustery winds and surf. The sport of Kite Surfing is becoming increasingly popular on the coast, especially further west at Tarifa.

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