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Old January 05, 2009, 06:01 PM
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Día de los Reyes

Feliz día de los reyes a todos que estan en España. Espero que los reyes os traen muchos regalos!
Me gustaría saber si se celebran esta fiesta en otros paises de hablaespañol.
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Yes happy king day, I'm going to buy the toys to my children.
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Here in New York at the Leon Bakery they sell rosca de reyes which is a large round sugary pastry that you have to order in advance. The Leon is a Mexican Bakery.

In a neighborhood called El Barrio there is a parade. People dress up like the three kings and ride camels (it might be horses now because this climate isn't agreeable to camels). This is a Puerto Rican tradition, that seems kind of sad to me because this time of year it's awfully cold and grey here and not especially suitable for parades. Traditionally Puerto Ricans celebrate on the Three Kings day the way most others celebrate on Christmas day. I worked with a Puerto Rican woman who told me the biggest advantage of Tres Reyes is that you could buy gifts (aguinaldos) after December 25 when the stores have sales.
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Yes happy king day, I'm going to buy the toys to my children.
Entonces, ¿se lo celebra también en Mexico?
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wow. Even if we do celebrate it, my parents wouldn't buy any gifts. No time.
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Here in New York at the Leon Bakery they sell rosca de reyes which is a large round sugary pastry that you have to order in advance. The Leon is a Mexican Bakery.

In a neighborhood called El Barrio there is a parade. People dress up like the three kings and ride camels (it might be horses now because this climate isn't agreeable to camels). This is a Puerto Rican tradition, that seems kind of sad to me because this time of year it's awfully cold and grey here and not especially suitable for parades. Traditionally Puerto Ricans celebrate on the Three Kings day the way most others celebrate on Christmas day. I worked with a Puerto Rican woman who told me the biggest advantage of Tres Reyes is that you could buy gifts (aguinaldos) after December 25 when the stores have sales.
Here in Spain, it´s quite an event, and fortunately for us, Madrid´s weather isn´t as bad as in other places. The parades and the fireworks are awesome, infact better than Christmas and New Year eve joined together, in my opinion.

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wow. Even if we do celebrate it, my parents wouldn't buy any gifts. No time.
The fun of it is that somehow there must be a gift. They´re called "Los tres Reyes Magos" . And the kids have to write to them earlier, telling them what they want...
Unless you weren´t a good kid in the course of the year.
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This is principally a Hispanic celebration. It's not widely celebrated in the U.S.
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As far as I know, it´s also not celebrated in the UK.
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One interesting tradition in Mexico, is that they eat the "Rosca de Reyes" on Jan 6th. The rosca has a small plastic figure in it, and the person that gets it in their slice of rosca is supposed to provide the tamales for a celebration that's on Feb. 2 I think. (some saint).
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