Three Kings Day (Día de los Reyes Magos) is January 6, 2018.
At Disneyland, celebration activities for the event are scheduled for the weekend of January 4 – 7, 2018.
Three Kings Day entertainment includes ‘folklorico’ dancing and Mariachi musical performers, Disney characters in festive, colorful costumes, and holiday photo opportunities.
For a sweet treat, try the cake known as Rosca de Reyes—there could even be a tiny toy hidden inside!
[Rosca de Reyes (King’s Ring) is a Latin American pastry traditionally eaten to celebrate Epiphany. For decoration, figs, quinces, cherries or dried and candied fruits are used, sort of like a Spanish fruit cake.
It is traditionally eaten on January 6th, during the celebration of the Día de Reyes (literally “Kings’ Day”), which commemorates the arrival of the three Magi or Wise Men.]
Video of Three Kings Day at Disneyland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2hs3VY0bCI
Three Kings Celebration at Disneyland
Capping off Disney’s “¡Viva Navidad!” celebration will be the special four-day celebration of Three Kings Day (Dia de los Reyes) January 4, 2018 through January 7, 2018 in Paradise Garden. Traditional Rosca de Reyes bread will be served in honor of this special holiday.
Honoring 3 Wise Kings Bearing Gifts
The Epiphany—or twelfth day of Christmas—is celebrated around the world in many ways. Join us as we mark the occasion known as El Día de los Reyes Magos in Mexico, Central and South America with traditional festivities.
Enjoy sculptures of the 3 Wise Men bearing gifts to Bethlehem as well as replicas of children’s shoes—customarily left outside the home, to be magically filled with toys by the Three Kings during the night.
Los niños can have fun coloring in pictures of the Three Kings or even design their own custom crown with sparkling “jewels.”
Savor a taste of the circular cake known as Rosca de Reyes—and enjoy good luck for the year if your piece contains a secret baked-in surprise!
Mexican bakeries around the state have been busy all day Saturday selling Roscas de Reyes.
It’s a traditional cake for día de los Reyes Magos or Three King’s Day. The oval shaped bread is topped with fruit and filled with cream cheese.
It symbolizes the visit of the three wise men who followed the star to Bethlehem to see baby Jesus.
For Latin American families, today is a big deal. “It’s another Christmas for us,” said Laura Lechuga, owner of Panaderia Rosales. “You leave your shoe out again and hope for more presents,” she said.
The Rosca, or the traditional cake, also comes with a baby Jesus figurine hidden inside. Whoever gets the piece of cake with it, “it’s good luck for the entire year,” explained Lechuga.
It comes at a cost however, that same family then has to host a party on February 2, 2018.
Lechuga has owned Panaderia Rosales for over 40 years. She says they sold thousands of pounds in Roscas just in the last few days. “Every year the demand grows,” she said.
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