Wednesday, December 30, 2009

☞ WALK: The Three Kings Day Parade

January 6th, from 11:00 AM -1:00 PM at El Museo del Barrio. The three kings are the gift givers in Christmas lore and many Latin American countries celebrate Three Kings Day as the time to exchange gifts during the Holidays. Children would leave some hay and water under their beds for the king's camels and would wake up with a gift in the morning.

El Museo del Barrio will be hosting the 33rd Annual Three Kings Day Parade next week to celebrate the time-honored tradition that will fill the streets of East Harlem. Live camels, herds of sheep, adults and children in costume are all part of a grand procession that will hark the arrival of the three kings. Get more details at the El Museo website: LINK. El Museo del Barrio is located at 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street. Closest train is the 2,3 express at 110th Street or the 6 train at 103rd. Photo by Mario Tama.

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