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Here is a bit of info on how it is celebrated in México.
The presents are not received on Christmas, for Christmas is a celebration of Life of Our Savior.
The children's celebration of receiving presents is not until January 6th, "el día de Reyes", the day of the Kings, or the Wise Men Day. It is the Magi who brought the presents to the Baby Jesus, thus, they bring the toys to the boys and girls who have been good. The children place their shoes by the window, so the Magi place the present in the shoe. It the present is bigger than the shoe, it will be placed next to it.
El dia de Reyes is celebrated with a "Merienda" consisting of hot chocolate and "The Rosca de Reyes". "La Merienda is the meal that takes. place any time between 5 P.M. and 7 P.M. it is not a heavy meal but the equivalent of "High Tea".
The Rosca de Reyes is a big oval wreath made out of egg bread (like an egg bagel, but huge) with dry fruit decorations and sprinkled sugar on top, but inside, there is a little ceramic/plastic doll which represents the Baby Jesus. The person who gets the piece of bread with the Baby, must be the Godparent of the Baby Jesus in the celebration of the Candelaria, on February 2nd
Well, even though I am Hispanic, I have to admit that this holiday was some what of a Learning experience for me. I had always seen the "Roscas" but never really knew what they were for or what they represented. So for my project I decided to make a "Rosca"! (Out of paper of course) LOL!! I think it came out okay. I also wanted to make a card to go with the Rosca. Well I hope you enjoy this:
Hahaha, come on guys did you really think I would not have any Candy for you! I do and it is Wonderful!! So here it is:
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