Saturday, January 9, 2010

Fiesta de los Reyes Magos

Today we went to a Three Kings Day celebration!
Three Kings Day (aka Epiphany) is the end of the Christmas season.
It is when the three wise men (Caspar, Melchior, Balthasar) went to the baby Jesus and gave him gifts of Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh.
In Latin America, children put out hay for the camels...and they wake up in the morning to see if the wise men have left them any gifts...
We didnt have hay today...but the kids decorated boxes...shredded paper was put inside...and while the story of the Three Kings was told to the kids... the boxes were filled with surprises!
We also had a potluck lunch (I took tamales) and we were entertained by a dance group called:
Ballet Folklorico Moyocoyani Izel
They were FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!
I highly recommend seeing them if possible!

We had a very fun day...and hope to do it again next year!

The boys... waiting for the party to begin...

K decorating his crown

E decorating his box

K decorating his box

E making his wand

K sporting his crown while making his wand

Super excited to see CANDY!!!!!

Yea for surprises left in the boxes!!!!

Pictures of some of the dancers

E taking over the mike after the event

Already up there singing.....


Lund7 said...

What a great celebration. I wish there was something like that where I live...there probably is. I just have to find it!

Kerri said...

Looks like fun!!!

Gardenia said...

wow. Three Kings Day. what a great celebration.

Kathy said...

Looks like a great time!