"Dia de Reyes" or "The Day of the Three Wise Men" is Mexican tradition celebrated every Jan. 6th. Family and friends gets together, have a meal, and eat a delicious "Rosca de Reyes" cake. The oval shaped cake is very colorful (yes we love flava!) decorated with red, green, and orange dried fruit slices . Statues of the Three Wise Men are placed in the middle of the cake Hidden inside the cake is a plastic baby!
|Rosca de Reyes|
As I cut my slice and placed it on my plate, I noticed a small white plastic figurine snugged inside my piece! I got the baby! They say its good luck to get the baby! The fun part of this tradition is that whoever gets the figurine has to throw a party for all family and friends the following month on February 2nd called "Dia de la Candelaria" or in English its called Candlemas Day. ! The tradition is to bring Tamales to all.
|partying on Dia de Reyes with a live BANDA!|
|after some "Happy punch" we decided to pretend to be cheerleaders!|