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Twelfth Night Procession

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Spain - Barcelona

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From: 2015.01.04 To: 2015.01.04

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The Cabalgata los Reyes Magos, or Twelfth Night procession, is a popular cultural tradition in Spain and Latin America. Barcelona chooses to celebrate the event at sea and crowds gather at the harbour steps of the Moll de Fusta to witness the glorious arrival of the Three Wise Men. The first sightings of the kings' boat are met with fireworks and a riotous cacophony of fog horns from a flotilla gathered in the port, while a 21-gun salute welcomes them to dry land. A colourful procession, led by the mayor and the metropolitan guard, heads towards the city centre past some of the city's major monuments, culminating at the floodlit fountain of Montuic, where classical music written especially for the event is played. It sure beats dusty camels and barren desserts if you ask me.

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