The fiesta of the oriental kings (Els Reis) is celebrated in memory of the three wise men who brought gold, frankincense and myrrh to the baby Jesus.
Even though the fiesta of the kings is on 6th January, it is on the 5th January that they visit all the places around the island and hand out gifts. The city of Palma has the main fiesta, but many resorts, villages and towns have their own version.
Children leave their shoes out or under the Christmas tree, never forgetting to set up something to eat for the travel-weary kings, and next morning find their gifts near the shoes.
In Palma, the parade takes place from 18:00 on the 5th, from Moll Vell to Passeig del Born.