They Came From the East / Vinieron Del Este

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Just like in biblical times, the Three Kings came from the East. And just like in biblical times(?), they arrived in a police helicopter. Migrants.

At 4:00 Saturday afternoon, the Three Kings landed at Fuengirola’s largest sports complex (Elola Stadium) in the center of town. The parade of floats departed the stadium at 5:30 and wound its way through town for the next four hours, tossing out 6 million gummy candies (23 tons) to happy crowds. This year I decided to witness the landing and forego the parade. Unfortunately, like the Kings, I came from the East, so the sun was in my eyes for most of my photos. (Besides, City officials ruined any good photo opportunity.)

Click here if you’re interested in the Fuengirola parade from 2014.


Al igual que en los tiempos bíblicos, Los Reyes Magos vinieron del este. Y al igual que en los tiempos bíblicos (?), Llegaron en un helicóptero de la policía. Los migrantes

A las 4:00 de la tarde del sábado, los Reyes Magos aterrizaron en el estadio de fútbol más grande de Fuengirola (Complejo Polideportivo Municipal Elola) en el centro de la ciudad. La cabalgata salió del estadio a las 5:30 y se abrió paso por la ciudad durante las siguientes cuatro horas, arrojando 6 millones de caramelos (23 tonelados) a multitudes felices. Este año decidí presenciar el aterrizaje y renunciar al desfile. Desafortunadamente, como los reyes, venía del este, así que el sol estaba en mis ojos para la mayoría de mis fotos. (Además, los funcionarios de la ciudad arruinaron cualquier buena oportunidad para tomar fotos).

Haz clic aquí si está interesado en la cabalgata de Fuengirola de 2014.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

26 thoughts on “They Came From the East / Vinieron Del Este”

    1. Kathleen:
      I wish THAT had been announced before the helicopter arrived. All the announcer kept saying was 6 million caramelos. 23 tons is a lot more impressive; I’m going to add that to the post. Thanks!!!

  1. Wise men going to watch the arrival of three wise men. Helicopter is an amazing way to travel.

    1. anne marie:
      The parade improved significantly in 2015. They replaced the oldest of the Disney floats, added new ones, and keep adding contemporary NON-Disney children’s themes. Also… they stopped throwing hard candy, which could be painful!

  2. Fascinating! Do the kiddies believe these are the actual three kings (ala Santa Claus) or this is merely ceremonial and nobody is fooled ?

    1. Spo:
      I’m sure the kids who would believe in Santa Clause if they lived somewhere else DO believe these are the actual Three Kings. Their beards and costumes are impressive.

    1. Mistress Maddie:
      Didn’t you know? That camel story isn’t true. They actually arrived by helicopter the first time, too. Really.

    1. Debra:
      Except that someone apparently had gas during the flight. They call Melchior… Belchior.

      1. Well, they should have just lit some frankincence then! Problem solved!

      2. Debra,
        Have you ever SMELLED frankincense? Farts, depending on the farts, might be better!

    1. Wilma:
      Their costumes are classy. No cheap knock-offs for the Three Kings of Fuengirola.

    1. Cheapchick:
      I WISH they were caramels. I wouldn’t miss a minute. Caramelos is the generic word for candies. They used to throw hard candies, which could do serious damage. I tried to remember to wear a hat to protect myself. I saw a man in Sevilla have his glasses knocked off and he ended up with a huge bump on his head. Here they now throw soft gummy candies.

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