How the epiphany is celebrated in other countries. Sofia Romano 11-13-17

In Spain the Epiphany is celebrated through the celebration of Día de los Reyes or Three Wise Men Day.

The Magi

Día de los Reyes is celebrated particularly by children.

Children preparing for the coming of the Three Kings.

On the night of January 5th the children leave a pair of shoes, grass, and water (for the Kings' camels) outside the door in preparation for the Kings arrival.

On the morning of January 6th the children come to find numerous gifts left by the Kings .

Gifts left in the shoes left outside the door.

One of the most important traditions of Día de los Reyes is the Rosca de Reyes or the Wreath of the Kings.

Rosca de Reyes

The Rosca de Reyes tradition consists of baking a cake (which symbolizes the King's crown) with a baby Jesus figurine hidden inside. Whoever gets the slice with the figurine must host a part on February 2nd.

Baby Jesus figurine in the Rosca de Reyes.

The celebration of Día de los reyes commemorates the coming of the Magi to see baby Jesus and is the Spanish way of celebrating the Epiphany.

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