Well, today I don't have much to tell you... then, I will continue with my trips in the last months. After Xmas and New Year in Japan, I went to Almansa, my home town in Spain, to be with my family and friends on the night of 5th January, which is a special celebration in Spain called Noche de Reyes.
I will tell you a bit of the background of this celebration as many may not know. It is traditionally a religious celebration in which the main characters are the 3 Wise Men who gave presents to Jesuschrist... As I don't care about religion ;-), let's go to the point: it is a night when children get presents (like Xmas night in Saxon cultures) and young people go out all night.
The night starts with a parade in which the 3 wise men and shepards give sweets and small presents to kids. This is called Cabalgata de Reyes. Have a look at the picture:
After that, you go back home, have a nice dinner and go party. If you wanna get some presents, you have to leave your shoes next to a window, a balcony or similar. If you have been a good guy the previous year, you get some presents like this:
For breakfast, we usually take a cake called Roscon de Reyes which has a full story associated with it. As a rough approach, if you are lucky, you can get a nice cardboard crown for one day ;-) Finally, you go to your grandparents' to check if you got some extra presents there.