In Middle School Spanish we’ve taken advantage of the holiday season to learn about an exciting holiday celebrated in Spain and in some other Spanish-speaking countries around the world: Three’s Kings Day or el Día de los Reyes Magos.
This is the holiday in which children receive gifts that the three kings bring to them during the night. The morning of January 6th, the children excitedly rush to open their gifts and play with their new treasures. In order to get gifts from the three kings, a child must be good all year, write a letter, and leave food and drink for the kings and their camels. They also may leave shoes by the window and wake up to find treats or presents beside the shoes. Speaking all in Spanish, we compared and contrasted holiday traditions in Spain and in the US.