Thursday, January 6, 2011
¡Feliz Dia de los Tres Reyes Magos! ¡Happy Three Kings Day!
When people think of Christmas, most people think of gifts, Santa Claus, and family. However, there is much more to the holiday season than these three words. Many Christian Latino families celebrate the holidays until January.
January 6th is also known as Three Kings Day. On La Víspera de Reyes (the Eve of Three Kings Day) Puerto Rican children cut grass to put in a shoebox under their bed for the camels to eat. Their “wish list” is placed on top of the grass. Grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends ask children to put a box under their bed too – just in case. Then on Jan. 6th, children who leave the grass receive their gifts.
Me? I leave gifts, so they will leave me grass.
Why are all looking at me like that?
Para todo el mundo, feliz día, de parte de Rice, Beans And Razor Blades!