3 Kings Day - Día de Los Reyes
This year we are excited to include and celebrate Three Kings Day within our Latino wards and communities. Dia de los Reyes is an honored tradition and holiday celebrated on January 6th signifying the three wisemen and the gifts they brought to the baby Jesus. It is a day celebrated with family and loved ones in the spirit of giving with a rosca de reyes (King Cake).
Christmas might be over, but it doesn’t mean the gift giving (and receiving) is over. Children in Latin America and Spain receive the majority of their gifts from the Three Kings rather than from Santa Claus at Christmas. Before going to bed, the children place their old shoes with a wish list on top for the Three Kings. In the morning, the shoes are filled with toys and gifts from the Three Kings.