Gonzalez Byass held a candle-lit dinner for the 3 Kings and members of the public in their Apostoles bodega last night. Each year this is one of the important dates on the Kings’ busy schedule, though slightly earlier than usual this year. Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar were able to chat with others who had played the roles of the Kings in the past, and who gave them good advice for the year’s most magical night.
In Spain Christmas is celebrated on the 5th/6th of January, when the Kings or Wise Men (Reyes Magos) are supposed to have given their gifts to the infant Jesus. Local worthies dress up as the Kings and drive through the streets in a cavalcade giving children sweets. On the 2nd of January the Grand Vizier of the Kings will pass through central streets dishing out 2,000 kg of sweets with bands playing. He will then repair to the Alcazar to receive children’s Christmas wishes in writing which he can pass to the Kings