In Spain is tradition that the Three Wise Men, whose feast day is today, are the ones who bring the christmas gifts to the kids. Last night the Three Wise Men riding camels and accompanied with a court of knights riding horses, heralds and pages, came through one of the gates of the city walls that has a drawbridge.
The herald of the Wise Men requested that the sentinels lower the drawbridge to be able to enter the city but they told him that the door was closed because it was already late. Thousands of children, who waited anxiously, shouted: open it! open it!. Let them pass!
The herald repeated the request and said that the Wise Men had a very important mission in the city that night: bring the gifts to the children. Then, the doorman lowered the bridge amid the enthusiasm of the children.
The bells of the churches of old city began to chime and the three Wise Men with their accompaniment of knights and pages made their solemn entrance.
Later there was a cavalcade and despite the rain, thousands of kids and their parents were on the streets to see it.
This morning the kids will have found the gifts next to their shoes and a nice surprise, It was snowing!
(The photo with the Wise Man and the children is from the local newspaper. The photo of the snowfall is mine)