The potters fill the streets to receive the Magi


Monday, January 9, 2012 1:36 p.m.

It is the most magical day of the year and in L’Olleria young and old filled the streets of the town to receive in SSMM the Magi of the East. Thus, Melchior, Gaspar and Balthasar arrived at half past six in the afternoon preceded by their court which made the public enjoy their dances, music and color.

The Kings, as is tradition, visited the interior of the Church to offer Jesus their most precious gifts, gold, incense and myrrh. Then, and accompanied by the Queen Infantil, her court of honor and the corporation moved to the balcony of the old Town Hall to offer a few words of thanks to the entire population. Also the mayor, José Vidal, wanted to thank their Majesties who “once again visit us to bring us gifts and a lot of enthusiasm” as well as “thank the collaboration of all the people and associations of the town who they wanted to accompany their majesties and take part in the Cavalcade, offering us a magnificent spectacle ”.

Finally, before handing out the gifts from house to house, their Majesties threw thousands of candies and sweets on the balcony of the old Town Hall.

In addition, prior to the Cavalcade, Their Majesties visited together with the Mayor, José Vidal, the Deputy Mayor, Jesús Engo, the Councilor for Festivities, Juan Ruano and the Councilor for Social Welfare, Gema Borrás, the residence of elders of the locality where they could converse with several users giving to all a detail, equally, did not lack the visit to the nuns of the Convent of the locality, of the order Servants of the Gentleman and the Virgin of Matarà, who received as a gift a roscó of kings and they offered to their majesties a carol.

Finally, and for the first time, the Magi visited at home several people from the town who due to health problems could not see the cavalcade.