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Kings Day - Día de Reyes

By January 4, 2013

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Santa may have come and gone, but Mexican children are still awaiting the visit of the three kings - so the holidays in Mexico aren't over quite yet! January 6th is Three Kings Day, known as the Día de los Santos Reyes. It is customary to eat Rosca de Reyes, a sweet bread shaped like a wreath, with candied fruit on top, and a figurine of a baby Jesus baked inside. The person who finds the figurine is expected to host a party on Día de la Candelaria (Candlemas), celebrated on February 2nd.

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Photo of Rosca de Reyes by Christian Frausto Bernal, licensed under Creative Commons

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