Día de los Reyes Magos

img_3007Today is a big day in Mexico as the Día de los Reyes Magos, or Three Kings Day, is celebrated.

It’s a day that is just as important as Christmas Day really as it celebrates the day when the 3 Wise Men arrived to give the gold, myrrh and Frankenstein, sorry frankincense. It’s also the day when most Mexican children in the middle and south of the country receive their presents, just as in some European countries.

For this day there is a special celebration bread called Rosca de Reyes, a ring shaped bread topped with candied fruits, nuts and sugar or whatever the baker in each region of Mexico adds plus somewhere inside, a little gift – the monito. If you are lucky enough to win and find the monito then on February 2nd, Día de Candelaria, you have to supply tamales to everyone who you have shared the bread with. I will post something about this next month.

The monito you might find in your piece of rosca.

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