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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Feliz Dia de Reyes (Happy Three Kings Day)

In Puerto Rico, like in many other countries we celebrate  January 6, as the day the Three Wise men from the Orient visited baby Jesus guided by a bright star in the heaven.  They brought him presents fit for a king  and adored him, acknowledging him as King of Kings.  This date we remember that event and our children receive presents brought by theThree Kings, just like baby Jesus did. In the Eve, the children collect grass and put it in little boxes under their beds.  The purpose is to feed the king's camels that come from so far away.  The Kings then leave toys and presents under the children's beds.  In the morning, the children look under their beds and there will be the presents!!  The adults celebrate with music and traditional food and relatives and friends often visit and share.  It is a beautiful tradition and one very close to our hearts.  Here in the MDS page I made for Jezer Adrian, my grandson, he is collecting some "tasty" grass for the camels.  Tomorrow he will surely find some treats under his bed at grandma's home!  Happy Three Kings Day everywhere!


Carla Bazhenow said...

How wonderful!!! Your pages are always so beautiful! Hugs,

pat said...

Love your layout!!