Today is Epiphany, the feast of the three kings. It is a holiday in Spain, so there were no planned activities by Barcelona SAE for us today. Therefore everyone was on their own the most of the day. Some people went to the beach.
The one thing we did have planned was a celebration. Joe and I wanted to give the students some idea of the way Spaniards were celebrating the day. When we were on the bus to Chicago, everyone drew names to be a "Secret King". They were to spend up to 10 Euros for that person. We scheduled our celebration for 5pm and each apartment was to bring a tapa or two to the party. We would also provide the traditional cake Spaniards eat on Epiphany, call the roscón de reyes. We had quite a spread! I think everyone enjoyed the giving and receiving of gifts.
After our meal, we went to Placa Espanya to see the Magic Fountain. Below are some pictures and I am also posting a video on our Facebook page.
That is about it for today. It was good to have a more restful day where everyone could recharge a bit now that we are hitting the midway point of our trip. I hope you all have a great Dia de los Reyes!