In the Catholic tradition January 6 is the day that the three kings arrived with their gifts for the baby Jesus. It is a national holiday here in Italy and my son and I celebrated it by going to the Kismet Theatre in Bari to see a production of Hansel and Gretel.
The entryway into the theatre was decorated like a path through a dark forest and we had to pass through a dark and lonely cabin to find our seats. This is the same production of Hansel and Gretel that we saw last summer in Molfetta at the Ti Fiabo e Ti Racconto Children's Theater Festival (for a photo of the set, click here), and it was definitely worth seeing another time.
After the show hot chocolate and sweet buns were served outside the theater around a large bonfire, and three three kings arrived.
These kings were created by children in a creative laboratory held on the morning of the 6th and were manipulated by the children themselves by means of long poles.
Seasonal mural in Tramin
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