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Cavalcade of the Three Kings

Cavalcade of the Three Kings

  • Epiphany

In the month of January, a few days after the New Year’s Eve, the city of Florence comes many centuries back in time, under the Medici government.

On the day of the Epiphany – 6th January – the celebration of the traditional parade in which the men of the Medici family took part relives: the Cavalcade of the Three Kings, inaugurated in 1417. The parade is held in the main streets of the historic center, populated by citizens dressed as in ancient times, with feathered hats and colorful trousers. The event recalls the arrival of the Three Kings in the town of Bethlehem where Jesus of Nazareth was just born. Every year, the Three Kings, with the gifts in their arms, open the emotional parade, followed by more than 500 people among flag-wavers, ladies of the court and horsemen, falconers and musicians.

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