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Three Kings Parade to march in Little Havana on Sunday

Shepherds walk their camels down Calle Ocho during the Three Kings Day Parade last year. This year’s parade will take place Sunday.
Shepherds walk their camels down Calle Ocho during the Three Kings Day Parade last year. This year’s parade will take place Sunday. Miami Herald File/2014

The Three Kings Parade will march on Calle Ocho on Sunday, shutting down area streets starting at 6 a.m.

The 45th edition of the Little Havana parade, which runs 13 blocks between noon and 4 p.m., honors a Hispanic tradition when the Three Wise Men give gifts to children.

The parade will travel along Southwest 8th street, from 4th to 17th avenues, before turning north and ending at Southwest Sixth Street.

Eastbound traffic on Callo Ocho from 19th to 4th avenues will be closed beginning at 6 a.m. Northbound and southbound traffic will be able to travel on 12th and 8th avenues during that time.

Beginning at 10:30 a.m., all avenues will be closed, and Miami-Dade Transit buses that usually run along Callo Ocho will be taking different routes. Southwest Secenth Street will remain open to westbound traffic during the parade, to 12th Avenue.

Seventh Street on the north side and Ninth Street on the south side will be open to residents in the area.

By 6 p.m., Southwest Eighth Street will be reopened to the traffic.

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