Rosca de Reyes

Today, 6th January, Mexico celebrates ‘el día de reyes’ – the day of the kings.  The celebration commemorates the arrival of the three kings or three wise men.   Tradition dictates that children in Mexico leave their shoes outside filled with hay or dried grass for the wise men’s camels – similar to the idea of santa stockings and a carrot for Rudolph!

The next morning they receive a gift from the reyes (and the Christmas decorations can come down too)!
Hoy 06 de enero México celebra el día de los reyes.
La celebración conmemora la llegada de los tres reyes o tres sabios.  Los niños dejan sus zapatos afuera llenado con paja o hierba seca para los animales de los reyes.  A la mañana siguiente recibirá un regalo de los reyes (y ya podemos desarmar  el arbol de navidad también!) 

Another tradition of el día de reyes is the sharing of the rosca.  A rosca is an oval shaped bread which is covered with dried fruits, cherries and figs.   When the rosca is cut the lucky receiver will find a trinket inside their slice.  The plastic baby trinket represents Jesus hiding  from King Herod who planned to kill all babies who could be the Messiah.
Whoever is the lucky recipient of the plastic doll, has to buy the tomales for everyone on February 2nd.
Otra tradición del Día de Reyes es el reparto de la rosca.  La rosca es pan dulce que está cubierto de frutos secos, cerezas e higos. Dentro de la rosca hay unas muñecas de plastico que representan el bebe jesus.  La persona que encuentra la muñeca tiene que invitar los tamales el 2 de febrero.

Aquaworld celebrates el día de los reyes!   Aquaworld celebra el día de los reyes.

Author: Jenny Elliott

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