Three Kings Parade (Cabalgata de los Reyes) is held each year on 5th January in most Spanish cities. During the parade, sweets are thrown to the crowds of children. The Spaniards celebrate in this way the arrival of the Three Kings with their gifts for the infant Jesus. In Malaga, the Three Kings walked along the streets in the company of princesses, knights, servants and characters from fairy tales and movies played by children from local schools. The procession began in front of the Town Hall, where the Three Kings were welcomed by the mayor Francisco de la Torre, dozens of journalists, photographers and television crews.
Unlike most of others countries, Spanish children receive presents on Three Kings day and not on Christmas day as Santa Claus is considered as a very commercial character and the Three Kings are more authentic. The whole family eats the traditional king cake called in Spain “Roscón de Reyes”, which looks like a brioche made with candied fruits.
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