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A black-faced apology from Canal Sur

Monday, January 5th, 2015

[caption id="attachment_15228" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Canal Sur's apology video - two men are packing coal for the channel - given to naughty children instead of presents by the Three Kings."] [/caption] As you will have read on our previous blog post by Chris Chaplow, New Year's Eve here in Andalucia was unexpectedly ...

Follow the Reyes

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

[caption id="attachment_9273" align="aligncenter" width="124" caption="This year Seville has an app for its Reyes Magos procession, or cabalgata, which takes place on Saturday."] [/caption] This Saturday is one of the most important for children all around Spain. It is the day when the Reyes Magos (Three Kings) come to every town ...

Here come the Reyes….

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_4638" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="The Cartera Real, precursor to the Reyes Magos, in their donkey-drawn carriage."][/caption] At this very moment, small children all over Spain are excitedly awaiting a glimpse of the Reyes Magos, the Three Kings (or Wise Men) who, according to Spanish tradition, bring children's presents tonight. Depending on the ...

Los Reyes Magos

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Last night, the Reyes Magos (Three Kings) came to visit every city, town and village throughout Spain, on varying scales - on camel, horse, donkey and elephant; helicopter, boat, skis; while the smartest arrived on the AVE, the Spanish high-speed train which beats the rest of Europe's rail services. My ...