HOW THE EPIPHANY IS CELEBRATED IN OTHER COUNTRIESJENNA GRAVES - PERIOD G - 1/13/17 - I HAVE NEITHER GIVEN NOR RECEIVED UNAUTHORIZED HELP ON THIS WORK.
The holiday marks the biblical adoration of baby Jesus by the three Kings, also referred to as three Wise Men or Magi.
In many Latin American countries, instead of Santa Claus, the "three wise men" bring gifts for children. Young children write letters to the wise men telling them how good they were and what gifts they want.
In Spain, children fill their shoes with straw or grain for the three kings’ horses or camels to eat and place them on balconies or by the front door on Epiphany Eve. The “three kings” make an entry in many cities in Spain on Epiphany Eve, accompanied by military bands and drummers in medieval dress.
In many places in Latin America and the United States, this day is celebrated with huge parades and celebrations.
In Mexico, thousands gather every year to taste a mile-long “Rosca de Reyes” (Kings’ Bread)