Friday, January 3, 2014

☞ INTRODUCING: Three Kings Day 2014

Monday, January 6th, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, beginning at East 106th Street and Park Avenue.  The 37th Annual Three Kings Parade sponsored by El Museo Del Barrio will walk down the blocks of East Harlem on Monday so don't miss out on catching a glimpse of Melchor, Caspar and Balthazar followed by several camels strolling up Third and Lexington Avenue.  Check out the full route of this magical local event on the El Barrio site: 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 only last for an hour and half.

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