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Dia de los Reyes Magos, Kings Day or Day of the Magi, January 6
January 6 – Dia de los Reyes Magos (Kings Day or Day of the Magi) or Feast of Epiphany.
Family celebrations and gift giving commemorates the gifts of the Magi. Rosca de los Reyes (King’s Loaf) pastries are baked with a little plastic doll hidden inside.
Feast of Epiphany – A Christian feast celebrating the manifestation of the divine nature of Jesus to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi. January 6, on which this feast is traditionally observed.
The Day of the Three Kings honors the wise men – Melchior, Caspar, and Balthazar – who traveled to Bethlehem with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh for the baby Jesus. In México, El Día de los Tres Reyes is celebrated on January 6th with dinners and family get-togethers, and offers the last seasonal opportunity for children to open presents. The holiday is also notable for its signature treat, a circular sweet bread called rosca de reyes . A miniature representation of the baby Jesus is hidden inside the bread, and the person who finds it is expected to throw a tamales party for Candlemas on February 2nd, the date that marks the official end of the holiday season.
Festivities: These are traditional holidays to honor religious events
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