About 450 people will participate on January 5 in Palma in the parade of the kings that will be made up of 9 floats that will be accompanied by their comparsas. There will also be three chariots, three chests and the three royal retinues, as well as the banner holders and Pages that will accompany the kings.

The municipal preamble will be formed this year by the mounted police, the Sala Tamborers, the Palma Municipal Music Band, the Gigantes, Cabezudos and Xeremiers de la Sala. A Port Authority float will also parade, in collaboration with the Embruixart Association.

As usual, their majesties will arrive at Moll Vell at 6 pm aboard the vintage ship Rafael Verdera. The route that was usually made is modified so that it is longer and passes through wide streets, it seeks to avoid crowds and facilitate the transit of people.

The tour

The parade will start from the Moll Vell and will run through Antoni Maura avenue, Paseo del Born, Rey Juan Carlos I square, Unió street, La Rambla, Baró de Pinopar street, Germany avenue, Via Roma, Obispo Campins street, Rubén Dario Street, Paseo de Mallorca, Avenida Jaume III, Plaza del Rey Juan Carlos I, Paseo del Born to end at Avenida Antoni Maura.

From the consistory it is recommended to the citizens that they are located in the widest roads, avoiding narrow streets. That is why some sections of Bisbe Campins and Rubén Dario streets will be closed to favor the redistribution of the people and guarantee their safety. This year no sweets will be thrown at the parade, a decision that has been made to avoid contagion.

For this year’s parade, some of the designs that already participated in the 2021 parade have been revised and reformulated. The theme is new and will be Fantasy. In addition, the retinues of Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar are incorporated, with new costumes, music and choreography. Another novelty is the group of batucada, charcoal makers and the chariot of the Coal Factory that this year has been redone. The parade will be broadcast live on IB3 television.

The wise men salute from the float. Photo: Mateu Bennassar © ArxiuAETIB.