Three Kings Day (Día de los Reyes Magos) is on January 6, 2016 this year.
At Disneyland, celebration activities for the event are scheduled for January 2-6, 2016.
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 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2hs3VY0bCI
Three Kings Celebration at Disneyland
Capping off Disney’s “¡Viva Navidad!” celebration will be the special five-day celebration of Three Kings Day (Dia de los Reyes) January 2, 2016 through January 6, 2016 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!
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