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January 6th is a special day in Mexico known as 'El Día de Los Reyes Magos' (Three Wise Kings Day). This holiday represents the height of the Christmas season. The date, the culmination of the twelve days of Christmas and commemorates the three wise men who traveled from afar, bearing gifts for the infant baby Jesus.
According to the Biblical story, the Three Wise Men- Gaspar, Melchor and Baltazar- presented the Baby Jesus with gifts of Gold (spiritual wealth of Jesus), Frankincense (the image of the earth and sky) and Myrrh (for medicinal & spiritual use).
Traditionally in Mexico, Three Kings Day is the gift-giving time, as appossed to Christmas in the U.S.A. In some rural regions of Mexico it is customary for children to leave their shoes out on the night of January 5th, often filling them with hay for the camels, in hopes that the Three Kikngs would be generous. Mexican children would awake on January 6th to find their shoes filled with toys & gifts.
Today, Three Kings Day remains an important holiday in Mexico. In addition to the gift giving aspects of the day there is also a culinary treat that is specific to the Holiday. Known as 'Roscas de Reyes' (King's Cake or King's Wreath), this holiday dessert offers much in the way of symbolism. It is round to signify a King's crown and colorfully decorated to signify jewels on a crown. Into this sweet bread is baked a small plastic doll symbolozing a secure place away from King Herod's army where the infant child could be born.
As each piece is cut with a knife, symbolizing the danger in which Baby Jesus was in, everyone carefully checks their slice, in hopes of not getting the figurine. Tradition holds that whomever finds this token should host an upcoming party for the occassion of "Dia de la Candelaria" on February 2nd.
OFFICIALLY Accepting ROSCA DE REYES
(King's Cake) Orders Throughout the month of January!!
Large (Serves approx 20)
Medium (Serves approx 10)
Small (Serves approx 5)
- BY SPECIAL REQUEST ONLY -
***Filling available on MEDIUM SIZE ONLY By order.