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On the 5th of January 2023, the entire island of Gran Canaria will celebrate the visit of the three wise men: Balthasar of Arabia, Melchior of Persia and Gaspar of India. Remember also that January 6th is a bank holiday and most of the shops will be closed.
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.
After two years with restrictions due to the pandemic, in 2023, Gran Canaria will finally celebrate the Three Kings Parade properly and everyone is waiting for this day with huge excitement, especially the kids.
Their Majesties will visit the neighborhoods of the municipality during the day and at 6:00 p.m. the traditional parade will be held in Arguineguín
The tour will begin on Thursday, January 5 at 10:00 a.m. in Veneguera, it will continue through the town of Mogán, the Barranco de Mogán, Playa de Mogán and Motor Grande. In the afternoon, at 4:00 p.m., the procession will leave Soria to tour the entire Barranco de Arguineguín.
It will be at 6:00 p.m. when the parade begins in Arguineguín, specifically next to the access to the town's pier. From there it will start along Manuel Álamo Suárez avenue (Carpintero de Ribera), the section of Miguel Marrero Rodríguez street attached to Las Marañuelas beach and will end at Pérez Galdós square. There the mayoress of Mogán, Onalia Bueno, will receive them to give them the key to the municipality, and then they will collect the letters of wishes.
LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria will once again celebrate the arrival of the Three Kings with an event at Muelle Sanapu, followed by a parade in the evening and a night of concerts.
The parade will start this Thursday, starting at 5:30 p.m., from the Municipal Stadium and will end at Plaza de San Fernando
Their Majesties of the East will be accompanied on the tour by a total of 8 large handmade floats that will be part of the parade for the first time.