The Epiphany in Spain
Formally known as the Feast of the Epiphany, Three Wise Men Day is a significant holiday in Spain, and the rest of Latin America. The holiday recognizes the three kings or Magi visiting Jesus as an infant.
Children in Spain make a list of the gifts that they want to receive from the Three Kings. On January 5, children leave their shoes outside for the night, in addition to water and grass for camels. Children wake up the next morning to gifts from left from the Three Kings.
The Wreath of Kings is an oval shaped cake with sweetened dried fruit on the inside. It is called the Kings cake to represent a crown. A small baby figurine, symbolizing baby Jesus, is out somewhere hidden in the cake. The hidden baby represents Jesus hiding from Herod. Whoever gets the slice of cake with the baby in it must host a party on February 2.
The day of the Feast of the Epiphany is celebrated with parades and huge celebrations. People host parties to celebrate the coming of the Three Kings.
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