Children greet the Three Wise Men in Madrid

STORY: Spanish children wait all year for this parade

where they get to see the Three Wise Men

The annual parade happens on January 5

the night before the holiday of Epiphany

which is when most Spanish children

receive their Christmas presents

It marks the day when the Three Wise Men are

said to have visited the infant Christ with gifts

The parade marches down Madrid's central avenue

while children use bags, pillowcases and even

umbrellas to catch as much candy as possible