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What is Three Kings Day?

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Illustration of the Three Wise Men with their camels

Three Kings Day (Dia de los Reyes Magos in Spanish) is a Christian holiday that celebrates the day the three wise men saw Jesus for the first time and they gave him gifts. The wise men travel by camel. Three Kings Day is prominent in Latin and South America. It falls on January 6th every year which is the 12th night after Christmas.

 

The countries that celebrate Three Kings Day are Venezuela, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Argentina, Mexico, Uruguay, Puerto Rico, Paraguay, and Cuba. 

 

On the night of January 5th, you have to feed the camels grass and water and provide food for the wise men. At night, the wise men and the camels will arrive and drink the water and eat the food. In return, you will get presents on the morning of January 6th.

 

The purpose of the holiday is for people to celebrate their culture. It is a fun time for people who live in Latin and South America. 

Example of what you give to the Wise Men on the night of January 5th
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