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Campaign: “Write a Letter to the Three Wise Men”

Christmas has arrived in the Library. You can feel it in the air and see it in the decorations. Have you seen the Library's new festive look?

This year the Library would like to invite you to participate in one of our country's favourite festive traditions.

On 6th January every year we celebrate The Feast of the Epiphany, a tradition in our country and in other parts of the world that marks the long, arduous voyage travelled by the three wise men from the East, or Magi (Melchior, Gaspar and Balthazar), who followed a star to the stable in Bethlehem where the newborn baby Jesus, the Son of God, was laying in a manger. Once they reached their eventual destination the Magi worshipped the Child and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

As part of today's Christmas tradition the Magi visit every home bearing gifts for children who've behaved well over the course of the preceding year and sugar coal, a typical sweet, for those who've not. The children need to write letters to the three wise men before the 6th January notifying them of what they want.

With that in mind, we would like to invite you to participate in our campaign “Write a letter to the Three Wise Men”. All you have to do is to write your own little letter in which you state the wish that you would most like to see the Library act upon. Pop by and drop your letter into our Wise Men box (Barcelona Library Hall), have a nice photo taken and you will be put into a draw for a free breakfast in the cafeteria. It couldn't be easier!