Wednesday, January 2, 2013

☞ SEE: East Harlem's Three Kings Parade

Friday, January 4th, 10:30AM-12:00PM, The 36th Annual Three Kings Parade, beginning at East 106th Street and Park Avenue.  The Annual Three Kings Parade sponsored by El Museo Del Barrio will walk down the blocks of East Harlem this Friday so don't miss out on catching a glimpse of Melchor, Caspar and Balthazar followed by several camels strolling up Third and Lexington Avenue: LINK

El Día de los Reyes is the Christian holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus in Latin countries and tradition has it that those children who leave their polished shoes under their beds (in preparation for the arrival of the kings of Europe, Arabia and Africa) will receive gifts the next day.  In Puerto Rico, the custom manifest itself as leaving hay in a box under the bed to feed the camels.  Come early to check out the crowds, costumes and various floats since the route is only for about a dozen blocks and the entire parade runs well under an hours time.

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