The Holidays Aren't Over Yet! Celebrate Three Kings Day

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Are you taking down your holiday decorations and moving on to the new year? Not so fast! In Latin America, many Catholic families celebrate "Los Tres Reyes Magos", also known as Three Kings' Day or Epiphany. This holiday, in honor of the three wise men visiting the baby Jesus, marks the end of the twelve days of Christmas.

Travels with Baby guest blogger Alejandra Vicco explains how the occasion is celebrated in Argentina:

When December comes, all the boys and girls in Spain and Latin America start to write their letters to the Three Kings or to their favorite King: Melchor, Gaspar or Baltasar. They write about the things they'd like to receive on the morning of the 6th of January, (which is the day the presents get delivered) and also about their behavior during the year. If they’ve been good, they get presents; if they’ve been bad, they get a piece of coal.

Three Crowns Candles via Shutterstock


Read more from Argentina's tradition of Three Kings... and their thirsty camels at Travels with Baby

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