Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Cavalcada de Reis a Figueres

The three Kings have arrived in Figueres, Catalunya and the distribution of Christmas
presents to the children has began. Spanish children celebrate their Christmas on the
6th of January each year the feast of the Epiphany. Smaller gifts are now given on
Christmas Eve. as the influence of the traditional northern european celebration grows.

As the Cavalcade passes through the town sweets are thrown to the waiting children.

If you have ever wondered how Christmas is celebrated in Spain you will enjoy this 
video clip by Traumontana Television. Enlarge to full screen and turn the speakers up!

Food buffs should listen carefully and they will hear the reference to the legendery
Buttifara, the great Catalan pork sausage! And yes they taste as good as they sound.
My Brother in law Alan is hooked and is desperate to find a UK supplier for his 
2009 Beer Festival BBQ. all invited the address is,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


  1. Thanks for this - great fun, as well as bringing back memories of visits to Figueres. I like butifarra too - will I put people off if I say they're made of tripe like the French andouillettes which I also love?!! And I was interested to see the 'bagpipes' made from whole animal skins - sheep or goats? Similar to the Languedocien / Occitan cabras, made from a whole goat skin, legs and all.

  2. That looks like a fun parade!