The day of the Three Kings, also called
Epiphany, is celebrated in many homes around the world on Jan 6th each
Since the Three Kings ride camels, the night
before Three Kings Day, on January 5th, kids leave their shoes or an empty
box stuff with straw or grass either outside their home or under their bed,
to give the magical camels something to eat.
In the morning, the straw is gone and little toys and candies are left in
This holiday tradition
is not just for kids. Some Hispanic
traditions include the relatives! Close relatives also put a box under their
beds filled with grass or straw for the camels. In the morning, the grass is
gone. In its place are gifts for the children in the
There is a special bread that is baked for
Three Kings Day called Rosca bread. This bread is shaped like a crown. Each
loaf of Rosca bread has a prize baked inside. Legend says ... Good luck
will come to the person who finds the prize.
In some places, Three Kings Day is called
"Little Christmas", possibly because of the little prizes that are
found in shoes and in Rosca bread, on this day of remembrance.
Kings Day & Rosca Bread Recipes