Sunday, January 08, 2017

Celebrating El día de Los Reyes

Friday was the feast of the Epiphany and that night my friends Javier and Nico hosted a gathering at which El día de Los Reyes – a Hispanic tradition which commemorates the journey of the Magi to the infant Jesus – was celebrated.

Notes Wikipedia: "Traditionally in Mexico, as with many other Latin American countries, Santa Claus doesn't hold the cachet that he does in the United States. Rather, it is the three wise men who are the bearers of gifts, who leave presents in or near the shoes of small children."

On Friday night, Javier and Nico provided a delicious Rosca de reyes (left), along with hot chocolate, great camaraderie, and fun spirits.

All in all, it was a great way to celebrate the feast of the Epiphany and welcome a brand new year! Thanks, guys!

Above: Friends (from left) Javier, Curtis, Omar, George, and Nico – January 6, 2017.

Right: Nico and George.

Above: Javier, Brent, and Omar.

Happy El día de Los Reyes!

See also the related Wild Reed posts:
The Feast of the Epiphany
What We Can Learn from the Story of the Magi
Wakey Wakey
Our Story Too
We Three . . . Queens
The Magi and Our Journey to Christ

Images: Michael J. Bayly.

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