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Rosca de Reyes? It is this time of the year already!

by Yucatan Times
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In Mexico, the holiday season extends beyond Christmas and New Year’s, culminating in the celebration of El Día de Reyes on January 6th. This day, also known as Epiphany, commemorates the visit of the Three Wise Men to the baby Jesus. A central tradition of this celebration is the Rosca de Reyes.

The Rosca de Reyes, or King’s Ring, is a round or oval-shaped sweet bread, adorned with candied fruits to symbolize the jewels in a crown. Hidden within the bread are one or more small figurines, representing the baby Jesus. The person who finds a figurine in their slice is said to be blessed and must host a party on February 2nd, known as Día de la Candelaria, providing tamales for the guests.

The shape of the Rosca, a circle or an oval, symbolizes the love of God, which has no beginning or end. The figurines hidden inside remind us of the journey of Mary and Joseph, who had to hide Jesus to protect him from King Herod.

The Rosca de Reyes is more than just a delicious treat. It’s a symbol of Mexico’s rich history and religious traditions, bringing families together to share in the joy and blessings of the holiday season.

TYT Newsroom

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