Three Wise Men
This week in Spanish class, the 2nd grade learned how the Spanish culture celebrates the Three Wise Men. The students wrote letters intended to show appreciation and gratitude and to ask for presents from the wise men. The tradition includes Spanish speaking countries, (such as Mexico, Argentina, Paraquay, Uruguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, and Spain), to add figurines of the Three Wise Men to their Nativities on January the 5th.
Also, it is traditional to have Roscón de Reyes. A Roscón de Reyes is a traditional Spanish brioche-like sweet bread eaten the night before or morning of Reyes or King’s Day (6th January) which celebrates the Epiphany, when the Three Kings came to visit the baby Jesus in Bethlehem. The tradition has the Roscón served garnished with the ‘jewels’ of dried fruit and nuts.