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Every year on January 6th, Mexico celebrates Dia de los Reyes or “Three Kings Day” with “Rosca de Reyes” . The beliefs that surround this holiday signify the manifestation of God on earth to the “Reyes Magos.” The tradition of celebration began during the era of the kings of France and according to Inside-Mexico, 

bread was filled with a lima bean, and the person who found it in his bread would receive the gift that His Highness had prepared for the event.

The idea was to place a lima bean in the bread dough, which was usually filled with fruits like dates and raisins, and this bread was shared around the time of the New Year festivities.


Many years later the celebration continued throughout Mexico and became apart of Hispanic culture. You can find yourself preparing a party (fiesta de la Candelaria) filled with tamales should you find a baby Jesus figurine baked inside of the “rosca” (Feb 2). The night before the celebration of the Three Kings, children are told to put a shoe outside of their home and the next morning they are presented with gifts that “Baby Jesus” left for them.

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History of the Rosca de Reyes – Origin of the Three Kings Cake

Father Marco Cardenas tells us about the tradition of La Rosca de Reyes and origin. Enjoy this entertaining story and remember to visit our recipe for homemade thread.