What Is Three Kings Day?


Quick Answer

Three Kings' Day, also known as Epiphany, is a holiday marking the visit of the three Wise Men, also called the "Kings" or "Magi," to baby Jesus. It falls on January 6 every year and is celebrated in Spain, Latin America and Hispanic communities in the United States.

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Full Answer

Traditionally, Three Kings' Day is the end of the Christmas season, or the "12th day of Christmas" like in the famous song. This holiday is celebrated with a Rosca de Reyes, a sweet bread shaped like a wreath topped with candied fruit and a small figurine of baby Jesus baked inside. On this day, children also receive gifts, as the Magi brought gifts to Jesus.

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