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Still feeling that holiday cheer? Wanting to continue the festivities? Well, we have an answer for you! One of our Puerto Rican staffers alerted us to this extra holiday we can start participating in. For those of us who like stretching out the holidays, this can be the perfect solution. 

Three Kings' Day!

Source: AP

It is celebrated on January 6th and it provides the perfect excuse to rejoice in that holiday cheer! While Santa is heading back to the North Pole, the Three Kings are gearing up for their trip around Latin America and Spain. The gift-giving (and receiving) continues for children of Hispanic descent that await cheerfully for the second time in the season for presents to arrive under the Christmas tree. 

Kids receive gifts to symbolize when the Magi brought gifts to baby Jesus. This Christian tradition is celebrated by many families in the Hispanic communities. Each country celebrates with their own typical touch.  

 

Source: Patti Cordova

Much like children anxiously await the arrival of Santa, they relish in the arrival of the "Tres Reyes Magos". Instead of leaving out milk and cookies, kids leave out a shoebox full of grass, for the camels of course! According to an NBC article, Three Kings' Day "is a huge part of Latino culture and not as commercial as Christmas." The article also goes to explain that the celebration feels much more traditional than Christmas. 

 

Source: Walks of New York

 

While not all of us have been aware of this holiday before, it's never too late to learn what other cultures do to celebrate this special time of year. 

 

Check out how Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the Award-winning Broadway show Hamilton, explains the magic of Three Kings' Day and how his family, originally from Puerto Rico, celebrated the tradition in New York City. 

 

 

 To participate in helping Lin Manuel's toy drive for Puerto Rico, go HERE

 

 

 

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