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The arrival of the Three Kings is an important event in the Spanish Culture, with festivities taking place in almost any city in Spain. The celebration starts on the night of 5th January, with a parade called Cabalgada de los Reyes Magos.
On January 6th, Spain celebrates the Epiphany or the arrival of the Three Kings from the Orient, an event which is highly anticipated by everyone, but especially by children, who receive gifts on this day (similar to Christmas day in other cultures).
The day of the Epiphany, January 6th, is a public holiday and so many businesses will be closed on this day.
However, the celebration starts a day before, on January 5th, with a highly anticipated event: the Three Kings Parade (La Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos). The kids will write letters asking for toys or other gifts and they will and these letters down to the Three Kings when they meet them before the parade.
In Fuerteventura, there are usually several parades, organized in every big resort and city on the island. Check the schedule below to know the time and schedule of events for each municipality on the island.
If you're planning a holiday in January in Fuerteventura, it would really be a shame to miss such an important event like the big parade which is organized each year on January 5th.
Things will be different in 2021 compared to previous years, due to the ongoing pandemic and restrictions in place. There will be no large events with big crowds in attendance, so no big parades like in normal years. Instead, there will be some events dedicated to children, which will require booking ahead of time (entrance is free).
MUNICIPALITY OF LA OLIVA
The Three Kings will attend a meeting with the residents of the municipality on January 5 at the Vicente Carreño Football Field in Corralejo.
Tickets are free, but you need to book them online via www.ecoentradas.com
MUNICIPALITY OF ANTIGUA
In order to attend to the visit of the Three Kings on Tuesday, January 5, you will have to reserve a place, by previously calling the mobile number 606675287 from Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
MUNICIPALITY OF TUINEJE
Gran Tarajal (yet to be confirmed)
Tuineje (yet to be confirmed)
MUNICIPALITY OF BETANCURIA
Vega de Rio Palma (yet to be confirmed)
MUNICIPALITY OF PUERTO DEL ROSARIO
The Three Wise Men will visit the little ones on January 4 and 5 at the Recinto Ferial in Puerto del Rosario, where three tents will be set up, each with a Wise King from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 16:30 to 20:00.
The tents will be accessed by appointment which can be done at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MUNICIPALITY OF PAJARA