The Spanish people used to celebrate on the eve of January 6, the anniversary of the “arrival of the Kings of the Magi,” a hereditary tradition that coincides with Christmas and the beginning of the new year, but the celebrations this year will be completely different from what the Spanish people used to because of the spread of the Corona virus and the preventive measures taken to reduce infection.
The Spanish newspaper “ABC” indicated that, usually, people wearing the Three Magi Kings come to Spain via ships, helicopters and trains, carrying souvenirs, sweets without the two rounds, and also a number of kilograms of tangerine, in order to feed children on a night dedicated to dreams. Imagination and joy, but this year each province or region will determine a specific place where the Kings of the Magi stand to receive children and present gifts to them while preserving preventive measures and taking into account the dates of imposing a curfew.
Spain and the Kings of the Magi
In the Spanish capital Madrid, the Three Kings of the Magi are celebrated via the Internet, and the Culture Delegate in the City Council, Andrea Levy, said that the kings will arrive on January 5 to Madrid and leave gifts in front of the children’s homes because they behave well, but they can see them through the windows of their house. .
Fireworks will also be launched at six different points in the capital Madrid at 9:00 p.m.
And in Castilla de la Mancha, it is already all to welcome the Three Kings in a year in which the Coronavirus pandemic has forced all different municipalities to rethink rallies to avoid crowds.
In Toledo, the three Kings confirmed that they will come to the city on January 5, and there will be no traditional show, but they will receive Toledo children at the main entrance to the city from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
As for in the city of Ciudad Real, the mayor of the city, Pilar Zamora, approved the Layla permission of the Magi Kings of Ziadou to all the houses on that night instead of the gatherings.
Magi kings in Spain
In Alcazar, the Magi Kings will pass by a horse-drawn carriage so that children can see them from their balconies.
And there were several places in Spain that celebrated the Kings of the Magi, who went out wearing the muzzle while adhering to social distances and nightly ban dates.
Spain celebrates annually on the night of January 6 the Feast of the Magi Kings, who are believed to have seen a star in the East heralding the birth of Christ the Savior.
The kings of the Magi or (magic kings), namely Jaspar, Beltsar, and Milchore, are the objective equivalent of the character of Santa Claus for the children of Europe and America, and Spanish children are eagerly waiting for their arrival in order to receive the gift that is left for them on the balcony of the house.
Kings of the Magi
Historians say, it has not been proven historically the true existence of the Kings of the Magi, and that they may have been just fictional symbols, but of profound significance and impact.
The Greek and Latin researchers studied this myth very carefully, and agreed on its importance and its social and political dimensions, but it does not depart from being a myth, and the researchers did not confirm the existence of firm historical evidence about the identity of the Kings of the Magi and whether they were three or four persons or many more.
The legend states that the Kings of the Magi prophesied that Christ is the savior and savior of the nation, whereby a person is born in every century who is able to change the world and solve its problems, and that the myth carries several social dimensions to the story of the Kings of the Magi, which is summarized in the “meeting of three kings belonging to three different continents: They are Europe, Asia and Africa, which represented the ancient world, as they belonged to different races and races, and their ages varied between youth, maturity and old age, and their social conditions differed between wealth, wealth, and financially affluent status, but despite these differences they all gathered for the love of Christ.
It is customary for the family to accompany its children to receive the kings of the East on the fifth of January, according to dates prepared and organized by the municipality of each city, and the families receive these kings with all kindness, within the manifestations of joy and happiness in a majestic procession, accompanied by a crowd of musical and singing groups.
Customs of the Magi Kings in Spain
On the next day, the child gets up in the morning from his sleep, heads towards the Christmas tree at home, and looks for a gift under it, and usually, the family prepares this gift and then tells the child that the Magi Kings have visited the house and left this gift for him because his behavior was good this year .