Lee & Lucy

The Festival of the Three Kings

Posted on by Lee Kelleher filed under Spain, Alicante.

Today is the Epiphany. Back in the UK it's not a national holiday, yet it is over here - they love it!

We went out into San Juan last night to watch the celebrations... it started off as a normal festival with floats and costumes, then we noticed that all the kids had plastic bags... these were for the sweets - the sweets that were launched from the tractor-pulled floats directly into the crowd.  I've never experienced being hit in the face with the hard-boiled sweet before, nice.

At the end of the night, we were walking home when we passed a dog-poop bin.  These bins have plastic bags next to them so you can pick up your dog's poop... then it suddenly hit me (no, not the hard-boiled sweet), but what the kids were using to catch the sweets... hmmm, nice!