Sunday, January 5, 2014

Egipto's 2014 Three Kings Festival

Beef on the rack. 
This weekend, the normally off-limits Egipto Neighborhood holds its annual Three Kings, or Tres Reyes, Festival, celebrating the three biblical kings who visited the newborn Jesus. The event, a big street party, has little of the sacred about it, however.

But if you like crowds, greasy food, loud music and alcohol, this might be your scene this weekend.

Chicha anybody?
Chicha for sale. 
We've got the beef!
An empenada vendor.
Kids use crushed plastic bottles to slide down Calle 10. 

Buy your name for 300 pesos. 
Obleas de la Negra.
No knives or illegal drugs allowed: Police officers wait to frisk festival visitors. 

A look up into the Egipto Neighborhood.  
Quite a crowd.
The view of Bogotá.

By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

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