"How the Epiphany is celebrated in other countries?" By:Gerardo Alfaro 1/13/17

Día de los Reyes:

1. Día de los reyes is a day that reminds us of when the three kings went to adore the baby Jesus.

2. This celebration in Latin America is more important than Santa, like receiving gifts from santa children receive gifts from the three kings.

3. In some countries such as Spain and Mexico to celebrate this day they use an edible wreath and inside there is a small baby Jesus, whoever gets the baby in their piece of the cake has to host the party for los Reyes on the following year.

4. In Latin American countries there are huge parties and parades to celebrate this day.

5.The Epiphany is the last day of the Christmas season.

6. It is said that Lima, Peru is the original city where the Reyes where found

The three kings

In Puerto Rico el Día de los Reyes on January 5th "los Reyes" come to the children's houses and give them gifts just as santa does. There are three kings: Melchor, Baltazar and Gaspar. The children write a list of things that they want to one of the kings just as kids would do for santa. On January 6th their are many parties and parades with people dressed as the three kings and traditional food from Puerto Rico. In Puerto Rico los Reyes are a big thing so you will see them in paintings, carved out of wood, etc. all through the year.

1.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/activities/view.cfm 2.latintimes.com/what-día-de-los-reyes-6-facts-about-three-wise-men-day-latin-America 3.www.puertoricodaytrips.com/three-kings-2012

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