There’s no better way to start the year than with a tradition that gather the family, friends and coworkers together after Christmas.

On January 6th, everybody reunites to enjoy this beautiful tradition, in which a round sweet bread known as “Rosca de Reyes” and hot cocoa are enjoyed in a delicious dinner. All this is organized to commemorate 3 wise men: Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar.

It is also one of the most awaited holidays for the infants, as they go to sleep on January 6th waiting for the gifts they asked to the Three Kings and that appear the next day under the Christmas tree.

The requests of the children for their toys it’s also very traditional, as on the 5th they write a letter that they attach to a helium balloon and they release it waiting for the Kings to be able to read their petitions. Better than mailing, right?

The “Rosca de Reyes” it’s one of many traditions that enrich the Mexican culture. Its origin come from Europe, specifically from Spain, and in Mexico it gained strength during the first years of the Viceroyalty, becoming a fundamental part of the culture and the traditional cuisine.

It is said that the rounded shape of the “Rosca” symbolizes the love of God, with no beginning nor end, and it is decorated with dried crystallized fruits that simulate the jewels embedded in the crowns of the 3 Kings that visited Jesus offering gifts at his birth. On the other hand, the knife with which the bread is cut, symbolizes the danger the child Jesus was in when the king Herod ordered to murder all the new born.

The tradition sets that if when cutting the bread you find the little child you become the godfather/ godmother. The godparents must dress him with new clothes and take him to the church on February 2th (the “Candelaria” day); and they also have to offer to the group of people who were present when the “Rosca” was cut a party in where “tamales” and “atole” are supposed to be served.

 

This is definitely a unique tradition like many others that define the color and warmth of the Mexican culture. 

"> "ROSCA DE REYES" There’s no better way to start the year than with a tradition that gather the family, friends and coworkers together after Christmas.

On January 6th, everybody reunites to enjoy this beautiful tradition, in which a round sweet bread known as “Rosca de Reyes” and hot cocoa are enjoyed in a delicious dinner. All this is organized to commemorate 3 wise men: Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar.

It is also one of the most awaited holidays for the infants, as they go to sleep on January 6th waiting for the gifts they asked to the Three Kings and that appear the next day under the Christmas tree.

The requests of the children for their toys it’s also very traditional, as on the 5th they write a letter that they attach to a helium balloon and they release it waiting for the Kings to be able to read their petitions. Better than mailing, right?

The “Rosca de Reyes” it’s one of many traditions that enrich the Mexican culture. Its origin come from Europe, specifically from Spain, and in Mexico it gained strength during the first years of the Viceroyalty, becoming a fundamental part of the culture and the traditional cuisine.

It is said that the rounded shape of the “Rosca” symbolizes the love of God, with no beginning nor end, and it is decorated with dried crystallized fruits that simulate the jewels embedded in the crowns of the 3 Kings that visited Jesus offering gifts at his birth. On the other hand, the knife with which the bread is cut, symbolizes the danger the child Jesus was in when the king Herod ordered to murder all the new born.

The tradition sets that if when cutting the bread you find the little child you become the godfather/ godmother. The godparents must dress him with new clothes and take him to the church on February 2th (the “Candelaria” day); and they also have to offer to the group of people who were present when the “Rosca” was cut a party in where “tamales” and “atole” are supposed to be served.

 

This is definitely a unique tradition like many others that define the color and warmth of the Mexican culture. 

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"ROSCA DE REYES"

30-03-2017

There’s no better way to start the year than with a tradition that gather the family, friends and coworkers together after Christmas.

On January 6th, everybody reunites to enjoy this beautiful tradition, in which a round sweet bread known as “Rosca de Reyes” and hot cocoa are enjoyed in a delicious dinner. All this is organized to commemorate 3 wise men: Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar.

It is also one of the most awaited holidays for the infants, as they go to sleep on January 6th waiting for the gifts they asked to the Three Kings and that appear the next day under the Christmas tree.

The requests of the children for their toys it’s also very traditional, as on the 5th they write a letter that they attach to a helium balloon and they release it waiting for the Kings to be able to read their petitions. Better than mailing, right?

The “Rosca de Reyes” it’s one of many traditions that enrich the Mexican culture. Its origin come from Europe, specifically from Spain, and in Mexico it gained strength during the first years of the Viceroyalty, becoming a fundamental part of the culture and the traditional cuisine.

It is said that the rounded shape of the “Rosca” symbolizes the love of God, with no beginning nor end, and it is decorated with dried crystallized fruits that simulate the jewels embedded in the crowns of the 3 Kings that visited Jesus offering gifts at his birth. On the other hand, the knife with which the bread is cut, symbolizes the danger the child Jesus was in when the king Herod ordered to murder all the new born.

The tradition sets that if when cutting the bread you find the little child you become the godfather/ godmother. The godparents must dress him with new clothes and take him to the church on February 2th (the “Candelaria” day); and they also have to offer to the group of people who were present when the “Rosca” was cut a party in where “tamales” and “atole” are supposed to be served.

 

This is definitely a unique tradition like many others that define the color and warmth of the Mexican culture. 


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