This will be the Three Wise Men parades this 2022 in Spain

This January 5 the Magic kings’s horse riding He returns to Spain to fill the little ones with enthusiasm. However, also their majesties of the East will have to adapt to the decisions of the different municipalities by the spike in infections: they will not parade in every city and in some they will not throw candy and their audience will have reduced capacity.

Each territory has imposed different precautions for the night of the Three Kings. Meanwhile in cities such as Madrid, Córdoba and Tarragona have decided to eliminate the launch of sweets and toys, in Jaén 6,000 kilos of sweets will be distributed, in a modified route.

Catalonia: mandatory mask for children over six years of age

The Generalitat de Catalunya has recommended the Mandatory mask also for the Three Wise Men and children over six years of ageAvoid crowding along the route and wear a mask for children between the ages of three and five.

In addition, people “with symptoms of COVID-19, with positive test results, pending results, or who are in quarantine for being close contacts” will not be able to participate and the members of the entourage with wind musical instruments must always wear the mask “when they do not touch”.

Barcelona You will recover your traditional tour of the city center. The public will not be able to attend the arrival by sea, at 3:35 pm, but it will be broadcast live from the Barcelona Cultura website. Too Tarragona It has chosen not to modify its route, which passes through the wide avenue of Rambla Nova, and has decided not to throw candy.

With reserved seats and no candy in Madrid

The Three Kings parade will be held again from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on your usual route, from Nuevos Ministerios to Plaza de Cibeles. On this occasion, it has been recommended that only people with reserved seats attend and throwing candy has been prohibited.

In the capital a capacity limited to 7,000 people which has quickly sold out its tickets this Monday. Of these, more than 2,000 seats in front of the Palacio de Cibeles have been for hospitalized children, minors in foster care, people with disabilities and Third Sector associations. So much cars with public address as police officers they will remember the obligation to wear a mask and always keep their distance.

However, in Ciempozuelos, a municipality south of the Community of Madrid, yes they will distribute candies, although the route will be different. The sweets will be thrown during most of the route, with the exception of some streets due to possible crowds and problems of interpersonal distance. The parade will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Calle de las Estrellas.

Static horseback riding in Galicia, Valencia, Murcia and Ceuta

In Galicia, the Xunta recommended static parades, although it did not prohibit dynamic ones. For this reason, in some municipalities such as that of A coruña Y Ourense They will be held in a traditional way, but adapted to the health situation. In Ourense, changes have been made to the itinerary by prioritizing the widest roads to reduce the crowding of the public.

For its part, Santiago de Compostela has suspended the parade and has decided that the Kings receive the children in the park of Bonaval in “extended” hours. In order to attend the appointment, the parents had to reserve the tickets. In addition, Vigo will have a static cavalcade and Their majesties will perform video calls to small inmates by COVID-19.

The City Council of Valencia will also hold a static event in the Plaza de Toros in which you will not be able to eat or drink and that will have a limited capacity of around 4,000 people. It does so in response to the recommendations of the Consell de la Generalitat, which has asked to avoid crowds and has disallowed the throwing of candies, sweets and objects.

In Murcia, the town hall of Lorca the parade will be replaced by a show under a large transparent tent installed in the Plaza de España. Children will be able to see the Three Wise Men during a three to five minute walk through a signposted circuit. A similar decision has been made Ceuta, which will expose the floats and the rest of the procession in the Patio de Armas of the Monumental Complex of the Royal Walls.

Asturias, Andalusia and Extremadura modify the route

The Government of the Principality of Asturias He recommended holding parades without real reception, reducing the number of participants and maintaining an interpersonal distance of 1.5 m between non-cohabitants. However, the vice president, Juan Cofiño, recalled that the decision to celebrate the parade or not depended on the municipalities. Thus, in Gijón The Kings will hold a meeting with the children at the Jovellanos Theater in which the hand washing with hydroalcoholic gel at the entrance, but they will also parade at 5.30 pm.

The same will happen in Oviedo, where the procession will begin at 6:30 p.m. In both events, please keep a safe distance and wear a mask. In the case of Badajoz, the parade will be held from 5:00 p.m. without candy and with a fenced and extended route in more than a kilometer. The parade is also held in Cáceres, which will leave at 6:30 p.m. from Ronda de la Pizarra, from the road itself. Yes they will distribute sweets in Mérida, specifically, 7,000 kilos.

The capital of Andalusia, Sevilla, has made the decision to avoid the narrow streets and the procession will run exceptionally through Torneo street. In Córdoba Neither candy nor toys will be thrown and there will be a five-kilometer route through large avenues. Two kilometers has also been extended in Jaén, where it will have fewer stops and will be faster, but during it some 6,000 kilos of candy will be distributed.

In the districts of Málaga, the Kings will participate in parties and parades and distribute 7,000 kilos of sweets. It will also have a parade Granada. Conversely, the City Council of Mojácar (Almería) has decided to cancel the parade, although it will keep the gift giving that is celebrated outdoors.

No horseback riding in Santander and Bilbao, but yes in Pamplona

The autonomous community of Cantabria in general, he has chosen not to celebrate the parade in a traditional way. In Santander, Their Majesties will receive children in the cathedral in 10-minute passes with prior reservation. It is estimated that some 5,000 children will be able to come between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. There will also be no parade in Caranceja, where the Magi will go to the door of each house to deliver the gifts.

Bilbao has also announced that there will be no parade, as happened with the Olentzero. Instead, a theatrical show at the Bilbao Arena It will have four passes: at 11:00, 13:00, 17:00 and 19:00. Nevertheless, Vitoria Yes, he will have a horseback ride, just like Donosti, although with 700 meters more than the traditional route and without throwing candy.

Our children need illusion

On the other hand, in Navarra, the Reyes Magos Cavalcade Association of Pamplona has confirmed that, being an outdoor event, the parade will be held despite the increase in infections. “Our children need illusion, to visualize that it is possible to return to normality”, Has expressed in a statement in which the public has been asked” responsibility and prudence. “

Security measures in Castilla-León, Aragon, La Rioja and the Balearic Islands

There will be horseback riding in Castilla y León, but with changes in the route. The one in Salamanca this year has one more kilometer of distance and the space for the public will be extended to the road. Soria has also modified the royal reception and has chosen not to throw candy, a decision has shared Burgos. In ÁvilaFor their part, the pages will be the ones to distribute 1,2000 kilos of these sweets.

In Huesca, the parade will be reduced, but will have a longer route: 250 meters longer. Barbastro, one of the municipalities of the province, has changed the route and it has suppressed the stops, the toss of candy and the real message. For its part, Zaragoza, has diminished the number of artists in order to minimize contact.

The municipalities of The Rioja, In general, they have decided to carry out the route normally, maintaining security measures such as the use of masks and interpersonal distance. The Three Wise Men will arrive at the Municipal Stadium of Las Gaunas in Logroño at 10:30 am by helicopter, an event that a total of 12,000 people will be able to attend. It will be at 7:00 p.m. when the usual parade recovers.

For its part, the city council of Mahón, in Baleares, has canceled the arrival of the Magi by boat and the customary route has changed, which will finally be 4.5 kilometers.

The Three Wise Men will not get off the floats in Ciudad Real

In Real city, the mayor of Valdepeñas, Jesús Martín, has announced that the parade will be held with changes in its route. In addition, the Magi will not get off the floats at any time, which this year will not bring children or throw candy.

The City Council of Toledo, for its part, it will maintain the traditional format with an adapted route. Also in Cuenca the parade will have a wider route and it has been decided to eliminate the reception and the throwing of candies.

It will go at a leisurely pace so that it can be seen by passersby

In Las Palmas de Gran Canarias, the royal entourage will not stop or stop. Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar, in their vehicles, will cross the main roads of the lower part of the city during the morning, while they will approach the upper part in the afternoon. As reported by the city council, the cavalcade “It will go at a leisurely pace so that it can be seen by passersby”.

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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