Three Kings Day is the 12th day of Christmas, typically celebrated in Spain and Latin-American countries. I made crowns with the girls on Wednesday leading up to the day and started talking about the day. Ryan ordered a Rosca de Reyes cake.
Thursday night Iola lined up our boots by the back door for the Kings to leave gifts in – similar to Santa leaving gifts in stockings hung up by the chimney. We woke up to our boots filled with gifts! Iola received a pair of socks, orange jello, M&M’s, and lemon gum. Frida got a dinosaur balloon and a pear.
Thursday we picked up the Rosca de Reyes cake from a Mexican Bakery in Portland. The shelves were filled with boxed cakes. The smell of the cake teased us the rest of the day Thursday. It smells so good!
Our friends came over to eat the Rosca de Reyes cake with us. Traditionally the Rosca de Reyes has a baby Jesus doll hidden inside of it. Ours had three hidden in it! Iola found the first little Jesus in her piece. The cake is the shape of a “O” – or looks like a crown or wreath.
Happy Three Kings Day!
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The custom also is that the person or persons who find the baby Jesus has to buy all the ingredients and make tamales for everyone (who was at the rosca) on the 2nd of February, which is the Dia de la Candelaria. 😊