ELS TRES REIS


The magic of Christmas

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Today’s post is a bit different. My purpose is Introduce you to my culture, the traditions I’ve Been living with since I was a baby. In Spain we do not have Santa Claus But The Three Kings of Orient, and in Catalonia we also have the Uncle, a piece of wood we hit to get presents from (it’s not as weird as it Seems When you are a kid and you trust everything haha). Two thousand of years ago, Melchior, Gaspar and Balthasar, the Three Kings Followed They Had seen a star in the East and it led Them to the newborn Jesus in Bethlehem. They Gave HIM gold, frankincense and Myrrh. Nowaday, the Three Kings are still here to bring presents to the children. This tradition is still alive in Spain, Latin America and also in this year Such cities as New York, compiting with Santa.
The Three Kings come every year in the night of the 5th January. Children recieve Them with lanterns (in Catalan, lanterns), mostly made by themselve. They parade in almost every village, giving sweets and talking to kids. At night, people leave home in Their entrances to glass of wine and something to eat, and sleep When everybody, the Kings enter the home and bring presents.
I’ve Been accompanying the Three Kings for three years, with fancy dresses customs. It’s so fun to see kids’ faces, and I feel kind of sad for Them as They are living a lie, goal anyways, are they wondered When the Kings They see up there.

El post d’avui és una mica diferent. El meu propòsit és ensenyar-vos la meva cultura, les tradicions amb les que he viscut des de petita. La història dels Tres Reis va començar dos mil anys enrere, quan Melcior, Gaspar i Baltasar, seguint un estel van arribar a Betlem, on els esperava el nen Jesús (que havia de convertir-se en Mecenes), la Verge Maria i Sant Josep. Els van portar or, encens i mirra.
Actualment, els Tres Reis vénen cada any a la nit del 5 de gener. Arriben guiant-se per la llum dels fanalets dels nens. A la nit, la gent deixa en les seves cases una copa de vi i una mica de menjar, i quan tothom dorm, els Reis entren a casa a portar els regals. Aquesta tradició segueix viva a Espanya, Amèrica Llatina i aquest any també a ciutats com Nova York, competint amb el Pare Noel.
Aquest és el 3r any que acompanyo als Tres Reis a la cavalcada, fent de torxera al costat de la carrossa del rei ros. És molt bonic viure-ho en primera persona, sobretot pel fet de veure les cares que posen els nens en veure els reis damunt les carrosses, els patges i tota la gent que els acompanya des d’Orient.

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King Gaspar in the middle
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Melcior, el rei blanc
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Gaspar, el rei ros
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Baltasar, el rei negre
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Christmas Tree

Thanks for watching, I wish you all a Happy New Year!

Laura

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. argi says:

    jajjaja si arrivo a saber que sorties a la cavalgada de reis i a sobre amb el negre si que hauriem rigut.

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    1. laaau99980 says:

      jajajaja ufff la que hauries liat per allà a la taula d’esmorzar😂😜

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