By Cathy Elelman • 21 November 2019 • 18:05
KEY FEATURE: Around 5,000 kilos of sweets will be given out during the three processions
CREDIT: Euro Weekly News
Latest news in Spain – preparing for Three Kings Festival.
ROQUETAS de Mar council has begun planning the municipality’s Three Kings processions.
The local authority has now put out to tender the contract for organising the events on the evening of January 5 in Aguadulce, El Parador and Roquetas town.
The biggest share of the budget, approximately €138,000, goes to the Roquetas procession, which will set out from the Santa Ana castle and pass through much of the town centre before ending up at the Plaza de la Constitucion.
There will be 13 floats, each with a different theme, and some with mobile structures. The contract will also include the rental of two junior floats and three with thrones, five trailers and Three Kings costumes, crowns and wigs.
In addition, the company chosen will have to supply posters and signposts, 3,000 kilos of sweets, 10,000 little bags of coal, 50 large Three Kings cakes and nearly 300 bags of snacks for personnel.
The event will also necessitate the hire of lighting and loudspeaker systems.
There will be two health team posts on the night, each with an ambulance.
The processions in Aguadulce and El Parador will be more modest, the first with four floats plus a band and the latter with two floats and two bands.
Between the two some 2,000 kilos of sweets will be handed out.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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