South County Crosscultural Council

Dia De Reyes

 

Dia de Reyes and Candelaria Events

 

“Dia de Reyes,” Three Kings Day, the 12th day after Christmas, when the Magi arrived bearing gifts for baby Jesus, and the traditional day for Mexican children to receive presents.  La Playa celebrates this day with presents for the children and delicious food provided by the ESL students. La Playa Center is an ESL school for adults with accompanying childcare located at the Boys and Girls Club. On this special day, children and their parents will eat a Rosca de Reyes, a sweet bread shaped like a wreath, with candied fruit on top, and figurines of baby Jesus are baked inside.

 

The persons who find the figurines in their piece of cake are expected to contribute food and host a party on “Dia de la Candelaria,” or “Candlemas,” celebrated on February 2nd, when tamales are traditionally served. 

Dia De Reyes Party
Cutting the King Cake
Sweet Bread Cake Three Kings Day
Sweet Bread Cake Cutting Three Kings Day
Sweet Bread Cake Three Kings Day with Baby Jesus
David Sweet Bread Cake Three Kings Day
Sweat Bread Cake Three Kings Day Party
Dia De Reyes ladies
Cutting the cake
happy lady eats cake
cake make her smile
Sweet Bread Cake Three Kings Day with Baby Jesus
Sweet Bread Cake Three Kings Day Jesus
Sweet Bread Cake Three Kings Day Baby Jesus
Sweet Bread Cake Three Kings Day Group shot
Mary and David at Dia De Reyes
Ladies with presents
Big bite of sweet bread
happy ladies
eating cake
baby girl found baby Jesus
The hunt for baby Jesus
Baba Jesus found
Mary cutting cake
Another baby Jesus found
King Cake with fruit and sweetbread