The Three Wise Men's Cavalcade visited children hospitalized today at Benjamín Bloom Hospital, in San Salvador, to whom they gave toys and provided a moment of happiness and joy.
The activity was organized by the Spanish Center, charity association in El Salvador, and was held on the day of the Three Kings to promote and disseminate Spanish culture in the Central American country.
Three men disguised as Melchior, Gaspar and Baltasar brought gifts to the children, mostly of limited resources and residents in the rural area of El Salvador, and shared with them a moment of happiness and joy.
The Three Wise Men toured the main streets of San Salvador before arriving at the Benjamin Bloom Hospital and then went to the Hogar del Niño San Vicente de Paul, a non-profit organization that provides assistance to children of limited resources.
The Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos goes through all the cities of Spain on the eve of the Day of Kings, the night of January 5, and the morning of day 6 children open the gifts left by these characters.
The Three May Kings are those who followed a star to meet the King of Kings – the baby Jesus born in Bethlehem – and offer him three presents: gold, incense and myrrh.
According to tradition, children from Spain and several countries in Latin America write letters addressed to the Three Wise Men, ask them for different things and tell them about the behavior they had during the previous year.