Three Kings Day

The traditional “Rosca de Reyes” pastry that is made on January 6 for Epiphany.

Three Kings Day, otherwise known as Epiphany, is a Christian holiday celebrated annually on January 6. The holiday is used to celebrate the three wise men, which according to Christianity are the kings who brought the gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh to Jesus Christ on the day of his birth.

This holiday is widely celebrated throughout the Latino culture. El Dia de los Reyes, which is the name for it in Spanish, is celebrated by having kids leave their shoes out so the Three Kings can leave treats inside them.

Another way it is celebrated among Latinos is by baking the traditional Rosca de Reyes, which is a donut-shaped cake made to look like a crown. Inside the cake is a small figurine, the “baby Jesus”. Whoever finds it in their slice must prepare tamales for everyone.

Although Three Kings Day is celebrated in many different ways around the world, it generally serves as another day that brings people together during the holidays everywhere. – Camila Ramirez

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