Another successful Three Kings Day event at Morada del Nino Jesus. Marla Poggi, who has organized the event for over a dozen years, and 14 great friends of Nino Jesus and the LaMision Children’s Fund provides 31 winter coats, yes it can get cold in Tijuana, sweatshirts, toys, cleaning supplies, food and plenty of gifts to the children. Plus unlimited Fish Tacos cooked to perfection. The Tacos are always a big hit and the coats are being worn this morning even though it not cool today. The children and staff will remember the generosity and friendship forever.
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.