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Spanish Classes Learn about the Tradition of Día de Reyes

Dia de Reyes

Spanish Classes Learn about the Tradition of Día de Reyes

January was a busy month in our Spanish classes, but we also had time to learn about Día de Reyes (Three Kings Day), a Spanish tradition  celebrated on January 6 (the 12th day of Christmas) that commemorates the story of the three wise men who traveled from afar bearing gifts for the newborn Jesus.  Hispanic children often set out symbolic goodies for the Kings and hay to feed their camels as well as a place to leave their shoes. When morning arrives, children discover that the camels ate the hay, and there are wrapped presents waiting beside their shoes.

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Rosca de Reyes

Did de Reyes observance comes to a close with another Spanish Christmas tradition: a typical breakfast of Roscón de Reyes, a ring-shaped cake decorated with fruits symbolizing the precious gems that adorned Los Reyes Magos’ clothing.

Our kids observed this tradition by sampling the Roscón de Reyes.

 

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Griffin, Beck, Alexander dressed up as The Three Wise Men.

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Willa delivering the Holiday cards to Well Spring Retirement Community made by Lower El students

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Luke and Ryan very excited about the Rosca de Reyes

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Javier, Mahinda, Komei as the Three Wise Men

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Andrew, Albert, Mohamed enjoying the Three Wise Men Day

 

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Middle Schoolers also enjoyed the Rosca, pictured Chloe and Theo

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Bella and Lola ready for the Rosca