El Dia de Los Reyes (6th January)

The big Christmas event in Lanzarote, apart from Christmas Day of course, is the Day of the Kings, also known as the Three Kings, which is held on Epiphany, or 12th night, or 6th January.  This day of course commemorates the 3 Kings reaching Bethlehem to deliver presents to the baby Jesus.  This has led to a tradition in Spain where children believe the 3 Kings to be the bearer of gifts.  This is continued today, via processions in Arrecife and towns and villages across Lanzarote, where the modern day 'kings' dispense sweets to the children, who (believe it or not) also have to wait until this day to get their Christmas presents. 

It is a spectacular event, and one not to be missed if you are in Lanzarote at this time.

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