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Los Reyes Magos Los Reyes Magos is the third of the three Christmas-time celebrations The first is Los Pasados which is a twelve-day celebration from December 12 to the 24 Following Los Pasados is of course Christmas After Christmas is Los Reyes Magos Los Reyes Magos is a Latin American post-Christmas celebration of the three kings or Magi that visited Christ On January 8 the whole family gathers at a family members house for a huge feast There is much celebration and music and traditional food The festivities are topped off with and enormous traditional cake-like bread filled and covered with candies and fruits Before the bread is baked a small figurine of a child is hidden in the dough After being baked the bread-cake is sliced and distributed amongst the family whoever gets the child or the largest piece of the child has to host the Los Reyes Magos party the following year The best description of Los Reyes Magos I found happened to be in poem form and is as follows Los Reyes Magos when Santa Clause has delivered his toys To all you lucky Northern girls and boys And you think that Christmas is all done In Latin America the holiday has just begun Well yes its true we havent got Christmas snow But weve got twelve more jolly days to go Before our own celebration is through In Latin America theres so much more to look forward to Oh Los Reyes Magos our three kings We thank you for the memories and wonderful new things Oh Los Reyes Magos our three kings We thank you for the memories You bring Los Reyes Magos on their camels so fair Fill every one of our shoeboxes with care Then stop to snack on the grass we left for them In Latin America like long ago in Bethlehem
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