Marla Poggioli’s and volunteer’s Three Kings Day was not the best as we were not able to do the fish fry that the children look forward to every year because of Covid19. But with the help of our supporters, we were able to get a new bed and sheets for our newest child at the orphanage. Also paying the propane bill of close to 1,000 dollars and stocking the pantry with food that should last for several months.
What is Three Kings Day?
Three Kings Day, or el Dia de Reyes, is a celebration that happens on the 12th day after Christmas commemorating the arrival of the Wise Men or Magi. They arrived bearing gifts for Jesus. In Mexico, children receive gifts on this day and the La Mision Children’s Fund provides these gifts on January 6th each year.
Traditionally, children leave their shoes out with some hay in them to feed the animals of the Wise Men. Families gather and drink hot chocolate and Rosca de Reyes, which is a sweet bread shaped in the form of a wreath.