• Short Summary

    MADRID CELEBRATED THE TWELFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS WITH A SPECTACULAR PROCESSION LED BY THE THREE WISE MEN TODAY (TUESDAY).

  • Description

    MADRID CELEBRATED THE TWELFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS WITH A SPECTACULAR PROCESSION LED BY THE THREE WISE MEN TODAY (TUESDAY). PRINCE JUAN CARLOS, HEIR TO THE SPANISH THRONE, WATCHED THE TRADITIONAL PROCESSION WITH PRINCESS SOPHIA AND TWO OF THEIR CHILDREN.

    IN SPAIN, CHILDREN RECEIVE THEIR GIFTS ON THE TWELFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS -- AND NOT ON CHRISTMAS DAY ITSELF. AND THE GIFTS ARE BROUGHT BY THE THREE WISE MEN INSTEAD OF SANTA CLAUS OR ST. NICHOLAS.

    SO THE MADRID CELEBRATIONS RECREATED PART OF THE NATIVITY STORY. AGAINST A BACKGROUND OF FIREWORKS, THE THREE WISE MEN LEAD A PROCESSION OF DECORATED FLOATS THROUGH THE CENTRE OF THE CITY.

    BEHIND THEN COME CAMELS LOADED WITH GIFTS. THE PROCESSION FOLLOWS A TWO-MILE ROUTE TO THE ANCIENT PLAZA MAYOR. THERE, MADRID'S MAYOR AND THE SPANISH ROYAL FAMILY GREETED THE WISE MEN, AND GIFTS WERE PLACED AS OFFERINGS AROUND A CRIB.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE067J7I7RCX5MGN0C8H0HSBML
    Media URN:
    VLVAE067J7I7RCX5MGN0C8H0HSBML
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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