Sunday, January 6, 2008

The Three Kings...

... or Kings from the East

Celebrated on January 6, it is known as
the day of the Three Kings (or wise men/magi):
Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar

The custom of the Star Singers, reminiscent of the travel
of the Three Kings is still very much alive. On January 6,
children dressed as the kings, and holding up a large star,
go from door to door, caroling and singing
a Three Kings' song. For this they receive money or sweets.

Driekoningen 2007
from: starbart - video 00:39
In Turnhout kwamen op 6 januari verschillende koningen rond!

Drie Keuningen - St Jans Cappel (FR) - TF1
from: TRAILLETTE - video 2:20
Sur la tradition des drie keuningen,
rois mages en Flandre à St Jans Cappel (France)