Rosca de Reyes Weekend
While some may already be taking down the Christmas tree and unplugging the inflatable Santa Claus, some are visiting bakeries in anticipation of another Christmas related holiday.
We are one day away from Three Kings Day, a holiday observed by Latin America, Spain, Puerto Rico and Hispanic communities in the United States. It is a day when people remember the special visit the Christ child received from the three wise men. One way many celebrate this holiday is with a traditional baked good, the ‘rosca de reyes.’ That’s why many bakeries, like Cakeland, have been busy all weekend preparing for the celebration happening around town. Owner of Cakeland, Magdalena Ramos, explains the tradition behind the rosca. "The ring is like the crown for the King. It also symbolizes the kings that come to see baby Jesus they bring gifts, and so the rosca is a sweet bread."
So, if you’ll be biting into the rosca tomorrow, make sure you don’t bite too hard. You just might get the plastic baby Jesus that means you’ll be hosting the next party.