Keeping Our Latino Traditions Alive with Three Kings Day

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Living far away from your beloved country, our busy lives makes it challenging to keep our Latino traditions alive, such as Three Kinds Day or Día de los Reyes Magos which is on January 6th and in Latin America Christmas celebrations doesn’t  end until after January 6th, which is why every year, my house is the only one on my street that still has Christmas decorations and  lights on.

Photo of Día de Reyes celebration at Disneyland Resort.

The tradition is that Los Reyes Magos, known as the Three Wise Men or the Three Kings in English, bring children their gifts on the Day of the Epiphany, January 6th. According to Christian tradition, this was the day that Melchior (known as Melchor in Spanish), Caspar (Gaspar), and Balthasar (Baltasar) came to visit the baby Jesus and brought their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Read on to learn more about the Spanish Christmas tradition of Los Reyes Magos. On the night of January 5th, kids leave out their shoes where the Kings are sure to see them. Such as the traditional milk and cookies for Santa Claus,  children often set out plates of food or sweets for los Reyes. The camels also receive dried grass or hay from the traditionalists.

The next morning, children wake up to discover gifts by their shoes, the presents from Los Reyes Magos.

Of course it wasn’t Los Reyes Magos who brought my boys the gifts, it was MOM who went to JCPenney and got them these goodies. You know I love JCPenney! It’s always my one stop store.

I always find amazing things for the whole family and for Three Kings Day they have a wide selection of gifts at amazing prices.

For the Techies, like my boys, I found this portable charger and Power Pack so they keep all of their cords organized when we go out, for $9.99 each!

For the Fit & Fabulous like me!

I found these super cool leggins from Xersion they were on sale for less than $20.

You gotta have Rosca de Reyes, this is one of favorite days of the year! At my house we usually have Rosca in the afternoon or night with hot chocolate, what’s so excited about this delicious round cake with candied fruit on top is that inside the rosca  there will be two plastic-wrapped figurines (Some bakeries put more than two) As a result, this person will have good luck for the rest of the year and has to throw a party on El Día de la Candelaria on February 2nd.

Even if you’re not Latino you should think about celebrating Día de Reyes, is such a nice and fun tradition!

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