How the Epiphany is celebrated in other countries. By: Karlos testino 1/13/16

The country I am going to choose is Spain. The Epiphany is celebrated on 6th January. In Spanish, Epiphany is called 'Fiesta de Los tres Reyes Mages': in English this means 'The festival of the three Magic Kings'. Epiphany celebrates when the Kings or Wise men brought gifts to the baby Jesus. Epiphany is the great "world feast of the Catholic Church."

In Spain, children write their letters of what they’d like the Three Kings to bring them. For most families in Spain, Día de los Reyes Magos is always a day to exchange gifts. The traditions on this day are for children (and some adults as well) to leave out their polished shoes on the eve of January 5th, as well as sweets and milk/wine for the Kings. On the morning of January 6th, children wake up with excitement to a tree stocked with presents.

In Spain, they eat a special food called Roscón. The Roscón is a donut-shaped sweetbread, sprinkled with candied fruits. Inside of the Roscón is a figurine of baby Jesus as well as a dried fava bean. Whoever finds the figurine of baby Jesus is crowned “king” or “queen” of the house for the day, and the person who encounters the dried bean is obligated to buy next year’s Roscón.

REFERENCES:

http://www.thespainscoop.com/the-epiphany-in-spain/

http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/spain.shtml

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