Monday, 7 January 2008

When the Magic Kings of the Orient Came to Sitges

Christmas time is great in Sweden, but in Catalonia it is better. Our children were still excited about having met Santa Claus when it was time for the magic kings of the orient.

Yesterday morning we again found presents under the Christmas tree but already the day before did we welcome the kings in person. Last year we took part in the nice ceremony here in Vilanova, but felt that it could not compete with what we had seen in neighbouring Sitges one year earlier. There, Melchior, Caspar and Baltazar had arrived in a spaceship to the church by the sea. Possibly we were punished for leaving Vilanova and possibly the ajuntament of Sitges was saving money - the kings’ arrival this year was not spectacular. But who cares when your childrens’ eyes are about to burst with excitement?

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