Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Dia de los Reyes.

Today is the celebration of the Three Kings (Balthazar, Kaspar, and Melchior). Although on our calendar it shows that Epiphany was celebrated on Sunday, the 3rd; today is the traditional day that Epiphany is celebrated in Mexico.

This morning the kids began the celebration by opening gifts left in their shoes by the three kings. Before bed last night, they all placed a shoe by their beds. Typically, this is the day that children in Mexico get their Christmas gifts (not Christmas day like we do here). So for us, the day of the Three Kings only small toys and treats are given. It's always a great day and I'm glad to be holding on to some wonderful Mexican culture!!

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