How the Epiphany is Celebrated in Uruguay Eve Williams // January 13

The Epiphany is the celebration of the Magi visiting the baby Jesus. It is called Día de los Reyes or Three Kings Day.
Rosca de Reyes

Celebrations vary from family to family, but it is very common to eat a "rosca de reyes", or king's ring. It is a sweet pastry with figs or candied fruits on top. Typically, a baby Jesus figurine is placed inside.

In most houses, children put their shoes out for the king's to leave gifts in. The gifts are usually small toys and candy. Hay, carrots, or straw are left for the camels along with water.

There are many large parades filled with dancing and singing. There, you can see the 'kings'. El Día de los Reyes also marks the beginning of the carnival season.
There is also a mass.


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