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The first Three Kings Cavalcade of Las Torres de Cotillas was organized by the local Brotherhoods in 1980 (02/01/2020)

The first Three Kings Parade of which we have news in our country is one that was born in the year 1912 in the City of Granada motivated by the pain of a partner of his Casino before the death of his young son.

From there the parent, with the support and solidary spirit of a group of intellectuals from the capital of the Alhambra, went to work to carry out a collection of toys and their delivery by the Magi from the East to The children in need of the place.

A Cavalcade that was born with a clear objective: to bring happiness to children.

A similar initiative emerged forty years ago in Las Torres de Cotillas when the Passionate Brotherhoods of the Holy Crucified Christ, Our Lady of Sorrows and Holy Woman Veronica and Holy Christ of the Fall, with the collaboration of the most veteran theater group amateur of Spain, the local TEJUBA, the sponsorship of a well-known company of concrete and construction materials of the population and having as its head the Third Roman of the Cabildo Superior that since 1969 agglutinates, organized a delegation of Three Wise Men who, Christmas after Christmas , acquires relief and majesty filling the best feeling of the main arteries of the urban area to announce what is going to be the most magical night of the year for children and not so small.

A symbolism where the winter cold is tempered by the hand of a father, a mother, some grandparents and the sound of candies falling against the ground.

Cavalcade itself that recalls in its courtship those biblical passages emblazoned by a resounding phrase: "a light shone" on those Kings of the East;

It is the glow before our eyes of the glory that emanates from God.

In the face of darkness, ignorance, lukewarmness, confusion, a heartless course, the absurdity triumphs that light that illuminates the men of the people who lavish on this Earth in search of truth, honesty, wisdom ,. ..

Light that leads to the Birth of Jesus, to the portal of Bethlehem, a star that the Magi have seen and that, according to the Gospel of St. Matthew, "came to stand on top of where the child was", a star that leads to the little God who gives us receives.

Night Lights of Kings, guided by the star, a sign of a great birth in which, in addition to serving as a basis for the numbering of years and days, it also marks the value of man, the dignity of people.

That municipalities such as ours in Las Torres de Cotillas take forward a Three Kings' Cavalcade is to give beautiful, endearing and artistic way to beautiful news, that every day freedom, the truth of things, the future of the world must prevail. man and the world through an example of salvation, renewal, respect and permanent essence of humanism and dignity.

Juan JosÚ Ruiz Mo˝ino.

Source: Juan JosÚ Ruiz Moñino.

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