Three Kings Day in Spain

5 Jan 2018
Three Kings Day in Spain

Three Kings Day, or Dia De Los Reyes in Spanish, which falls on January 6 every year, is the day that the children of Spain and Hispanic countries get presents for Christmastime. Much like children from other parts of the world eagerly await Santa Claus on Christmas Eve night, the same can be said on the eve of January 5, when children leave their shoes by the door with hopes that the three kings will leave them gifts in their shoes when they wake the following morning.

The day is also celebrated by eating the roscon de losreyes, or ring-cake of the kings, that is decorated to look like a crown that a king would wear. It is often topped with glazed fruits, representing the jewels on a crown. Buried inside it is a toy, often a figurine of baby Jesus. The person who finds it is said to have good luck for the year.





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