Watch Los Tres Reyes (The Three Kings) Parade, La Orotava 2011

Tenerife Magazine was in the beautiful old quarter of La Orotava to film the arrival of the Tres Reyes (Three Kings).

In Spain, it isn’t Father Christmas who brings gifts to children on Christmas Eve, but rather the Three Kings who, just as they brought gifts to the baby Jesus, bring gifts to children on the night before the Epiphany – January 5th.

In main towns all over Spain the Three Kings arrive bearing gifts of sweeties which are thrown to the crowds of excited children for whom sleep will be slow to come on this magical night.
In the morning, if they’ve been good they’ll find presents left by Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar. If they haven’t been good, they’ll find a lump of coal, but remarkably it seems no children are ever less than as good as gold πŸ™‚

In La Orotava, as in many places on Tenerife, the Three Kings arrive on camels and this year Balthazar got a bit of a scare as his seat threatened to slip off and his camel decided he was going no further until it was all sorted out.

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A Trunk Full Of Opera

Title: A Trunk Full Of Opera
Location: Santa Cruz Auditorium
Link out: Click here
Description: Start them young, let the kids discover the magic of opera in these special 6 euros shows. On Friday 1st October at 6.30pm and Saturday 2nd at noon and 6.30pm. Tickets at box office, via www.auditoriodetenerife.com or call 902317327 for box office.
Start Date: 2010-10-01
End Date: 2010-10-02

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