The Auto de los Reyes Magos de Tejina [The Three Wise Men religious play], that represents the Adoration of the Magi, is regarded as one of the most valuable plays of Christmas theatre in the Canaries. Although the date when it was first performed has not been established, there are records that prove that it has been performed uninterruptedly since the early 20th century. According to a piece of news in Noticiero Canario of 1905, on the night of 5 January the choir of San Bartolomé de Tejina Church collapsed due to the large number of people attending the performance.
With the years, this tradition, which is originally religious, has evolved to become increasingly more popular, to the point it currently is a peculiar combination of religious and secular elements, although they have kept using the same texts throughout the years.
Regarding the characters, more than one hundred non-professional actors -including children and adults- stage the different moments of the play. The Auto de Reyes Magos has been kept through time thanks to the participation of the villagers who with their work and enthusiasm, natural qualities of the people of Tejina, have managed to keep this tradition alive.