@MissMaría: !Feliz Día de Reyes! I just got back from Holy Mass in Stuttgart--this they do celebrate very nicely over here in Germany. So much to say--in short, once I was in Cologne on this feast day, and was disappointed to discover that ONLY at the 8:30 a.m. mass could one get close to the Holy Wise Men reliquary--we were there for the 10:00 a.m. Mas--what a disappointment!
I LOVE this! Thank you for putting up the video AND the information of how this beautiful feast day is celebrated throughout the world. I am orginally from Spain and I remember fondly the awaiting of the three kings to visit our house as we left our shoes out that night.
We also have the same treat as does Mexico, the rosca de reyes. In it we can find a tiny toy and we always waited in anticipation to see whose piece had that toy in it. It was very nice to read on how others … [More]
Spain This celebration is bigger than Christmas. It is called El Dia de Reyes. On January 5, there are parades with floats, the people on the floats are dressed up as the 3 kings and they shower the people with candy. The children write letters to the Magi asking them for gifts. The night before Epiphany, they leave out their shoes and food for the camels. The next morning, they find presents in their shoes Mexico Preparations begin 19 days before with posadas. People process to the village … [More]