Three Kings’ Day Tradition Explored in Spanish Classes
This week the Grades 1-6 Spanish classes celebrated Three Kings’ Day The students learned about the holiday and compared/contrasted it to Christmas.
This holiday marks the biblical adoration of baby Jesus by the three kings. El Día de Reyes, or Three Kings’ Day, is celebrated in Spain and parts of Latin America. For many Christians, the holiday season doesn’t officially end until the 12th day of Christmas, known as the “Feast of the Epiphany” or “Three Kings’ Day.”
The traditional Rosca de Reyes, or Kings’ bread, is baked round as a reference to a king’s crown. Hidden within the bread is a baby Jesus figurine. The individual who finds the toy in their slice must then prepare tamales for everyone on the Day of the Candles, celebrated on February 2.