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Three Kings Day in Mexico

Ivan Fernandez Hernandez from Mexico

Tiny baby toy
Photo: Daniel Greene
The Rosca de Reyes contains tiny pieces of fruit (orange skin, membrillo, cherries, sugar) on top and tiny baby toys inside which symbolize the Baby Jesus.


Among the most expected holiday by children's is theThree Kings Day. This celebration takes place on January 6.

On the eve of that day, children put their shoes under the Christmas tree.

Then the children go to sleep and the next morning when they wake up, there are presents for them, mostly toys and clothes.

On this day the children, parents and friends get together in the evening and have a cup of hot chocolate with a rosca de reyes (Three King's Bread). This is a typical bread that contains tiny pieces of fruit (orange skin, membrillo, cherries, sugar) on top and tiny baby toys inside which symbolize the Baby Jesus.

This holiday has a religious background; however, it is considered as a national holiday.

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