The main square in Baza (Plaza mayor) is beautiful at the best of times, but tonight it looked even more beautiful with the Christmas lights outside the town hall (ayuntamiento).

Navidad (Christmas) here in Andalucía is a religious festival and a time for families to spend the day together, but it is not traditional to give presents.  The celebration for parties and presents is Los tres Reyes (the three kings) which celebrates Epiphany on 6 January.  On the eve of Epiphany (5 January) the children queue in the plaza mayor and await the arrival of the three kings, who give out presents to all the children.

day 3 (1)

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