Dating traditions in spain
This so makes more sense when the three kings bring gifts its when it should really be done.
We all put out shoes under the tree and presents are piled next to them. My boyfriend is a descendant of Spain and Puerto Rico ( mother is from Puerto Rico and Father from spain). I have been dating him for two years as of 11/26/2014.
Traditionally, children receive gifts on this day, brought by the three kings, Melchor, Gaspar and Baltazar.
In Latin America, January 6th, and not necessarily Christmas, is the day that children receive their gifts.
In the days preceding Three Kings Day, children write letters to the Magi requesting a toy or gift that they would like.
On the night of January 5th, the figures of the Wise Men are placed in the nativity scene.
Easter week in Malaga includes the ritual privilege of the freeing of a prisoner, and one of the most moving moments of all is when the figure of Jesus Christ blesses the convict.Easter week in Salamanca is spectacular on account of the backdrop formed by the city's stunning monuments.The Palm Sunday procession in Elche features the customary palm leaves and is one of the most beautiful of any held in Spain.In Mexico, children would traditionally leave out their shoes with a bit of hay in them to feed the animals of the Magi (they are often shown with a camel.) When the children wake up in the morning, their gifts will have appeared in the place of the hay.Nowadays, like Santa Clause, the Kings tend to place their gifts under the Christmas tree instead of in a shoe.
During Easter week in Zamora, the sound of Gregorian chant provides an incredible atmosphere for the nocturnal processions.