I had honostly forgotten about Three Kings, maybe San Jacinto doesnt do as much as San Clemente and it wasnt a big deal. It started with a band and dancing being advertised, and then as it got closer, Jan 13, people were getting ready. Three of our expats (maybe who looked like kings?) were invited to join, the procession started with a candle light vigil on the top of the “mountain” and they walked into town to the Nativity scene, where they met the newborn Jesus and his parents.
They had paper mache camels, and such cute costumes. The expats bought and threw candy and after the procession, the band started. I remember now wondering why the Nativity scenes were still up, long after Christmas, but it is because the Kings have not arrived to visit Jesus yet, afterall they were coming from very far away to meet this new baby.
It looked like everyone had a great time, here in Ecuador, any excuse for a party! Lots going on in this warm part of the world, so stay tuned, the adventure continues!