Three Kings Parade in Alcoy (Alcoi) 2019

Where: Alcoy (Alcoi), ,
When: Saturday, January 5, 2019
Alcoi - Cavalcade of the Magi - Photo by: www.alcoi.org
Cavalcade of the Magi
Alcoi - Cavalcade of the Magi
Photo by: www.alcoi.org
Alcoy is located in south east Spain. It holds. Like many other town in Spain, Three Kings Parade or in another name “The three wise guys / Amgushs” (Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos).

Alcoy’s parades are known as the oldest religious parades in Spain. The parades started in 1885 and even nowadays they are continues fiestas that create a religious excitement which is not less than the excitement of Christmas.


The events are held, every year, from the Sunday before Epiphany until the holiday which is celebrated on January 6th. The first parade is “les Pastoretes” (the little shepherds).

This is a children parade which takes place on Sunday. The children, dressed with shepherd cloths, march and donate gifts to a statue that look like new baby Jesus. The second parade, the three kings’ parade, is held on January 5th evening.
It reaches it climax when the three kings enter the city riding on camels loaded with gifts.

The parade wanders on the main streets of the city accompanied by “Antorcheros” (torch bearers) that light its way in the dark.
Christmas carols are heard all around and in every corner of the city, children get presents.

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Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.
 

Event Related Information

Event links:
Contact details:
Oficina de Turismo de Alcoy
Calle Sant Llorenç 2
03801 Alcoi-Alcoy, Alcoy (Alicante - Alacant)
Contact details
Phone: +34 965537155
Fax: +34 965537153
Contact Email:

Country Information

Capital:
Madrid
Currency:
Euro (EUR)
Voltage and Frequency:
220v 50Hz
Dialing country code:
+34
Time Zone:
UTC+1 ,(Summer UTC+2)
Language:
Castilian Spanish 74%, Catalan 17%, Galician 7%, Basque 2%; note - Castilian is the official language nationwide; the other languages are official regionally.
Location:
Southwestern Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay, Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, and Pyrenees Mountains, southwest of France.
Information email:
Tourist website:
Information address:
INSTITUTO DE TURISMO DE ESPAÑA - TURESPAÑA Jose Lázaro Galdiano, 6, 28071 Madrid - Tel.913433500
Climate:
Temperate; clear, hot summers in interior, more moderate and cloudy along coast; cloudy, cold winters in interior, partly cloudy and cool along coast.
Spain background and overview
Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in economic and political power. Spain remained neutral in World Wars I and II, but suffered through a devastating civil war (1936-39). A peaceful transition to democracy following the death of dictator Francisco FRANCO in 1975, and rapid economic modernization (Spain joined the EU in 1986), have given Spain one of the most dynamic economies in Europe and made it a global champion of freedom. Continuing challenges include Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA) terrorism and relatively high unemployment.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]

City Information

In-country dialing code:
965
Longitude:
-0.46667°
Latitude:
38.7°

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