The charts are lists and details to their Majesties and their camels also. In a few hours, Melchior, Caspar and Basalt pass through Spanish households leaving gifts and, above all, very excited.
A feast of the Epiphany, of religious origin which has over eighteen centuries of history; It was the day in which arose the child Jesus to the pagan world represented by the Magi. In the course of the centuries, the pure religious nature has been crossing with the traditions of each country. Here are some:
Germany: continues to maintain its religious character. In this case Catholics attend mass that day. But January 6 is a weekday (except Bavaria) and the children have already returned to the College.
Hungary: the children dress up as Kings and go from House to house asking for money to the owners of the homes.
France: 6 January is not a holiday in our neighboring country. However, families gather to eat a typical sweet, the famous palette des roils or, in the South of the country, the gateau eds rois. Both cakes are always accompanied by a Crown over Golden.
Poland: since 2010 the Polish Government ruled that on January 6 it would be festive. Here also become their Majesties and parade through the streets, although in this case there is no gifts or candies.
Italy: this is an exceptional case, speak of the Befall. According to the legend, the Magi were lost and one very old lady already told them the road and invited them to eat sweets. The Kings insisted much for that nice lady to accompany them on their way, but she declined the offer. Shortly after he repented, he filled a basket of sweets and came out in his quest, but never found them. Since then, in the early hours of 6 January, comes to distribute sweets among children hoping to find among them the infant Jesus.
In all cases 6 January puts end to the holiday season and as the Italian saying: l´ Epiphany tutte le feste ports via (the Epiphany ends with all parties).