Dia de los Reyes

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Día de los Reyes:

Día de los Reyes Jazmín Flanagan, Helvia Veith , and Amanda Pregibon

Mexico :

Mexico 89% Catholic Mexico City Mexican Peso Enrique Pena Nieto 122.33 million Mexicans

Mexico :


Origins of the Holiday:

Origins of the Holiday It celebrates the three wise men and when they gave gifts to baby Jesus. The three wise men brought gold, frankincense and myrrh. The three wise men also give their presents to children in Spain and Mexico. this holiday does not celebrate Santa Clause (or Saint Nicholas) It is celebrated January 6th because the actual date of Jesus's birth is somewhat unknown.


Traditions There is a large feast consisting of tamales and hot chocolate. Children place shoes under their beds and wake up to gifts inside of them On January 10th, there is a parade celebrating the three kings. Celebrated on January 6th

Decorations, Clothing, Music, and Pictures/Art:

Decorations, Clothing, Music, and Pictures/Art Clothing Art

Traditional Foods:

Traditional Foods Tamales Tortilla Soup Mexican Hot Chocolate

Pan Dulce:

Pan Dulce Ingredients: 1 tablespoon or one package dry yeast 1 tablespoon sugar 1/3 cup sugar 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup lukewarm water 3 1/2 cups flour 4 eggs, beaten and at room temperature Preparation: Mix 1 tablespoon of sugar and yeast into lukewarm water. Let it rest for about 10 minutes. In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Slowly add in eggs, salt, and the yeast in the water. Add flour in, 1 cup at a time until incorporated. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes. Divide dough into 16 pieces and shape each into a ball. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet with plenty of space between each dough ball. Press each ball slightly to flatten it. Let the dough rise for an hour. After the dough is on it's way to rising, see to the topping.

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