Three King's Day celebrated with Roscas

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POSTED: Monday, January 6, 2014 - 5:43pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 9:16am

It's Three Kings Day, and all across the Valley, families are celebrating with a King's Cake.  The King's Cake is called Rasca de Reyes in Spanish and it's meant to symbolize a king's crown. 

Three King's Day celebrates the biblical story of the Three Wise Men. The cake is made with fruit and has several baby Jesus figurines inside the dough. 

We visited La Estacion Bakery in Mission, one of the more popular places for Rosca in the Valley. 

"It's the most important day of the year for us," La Estacion owner Leonor Bejar said. "So it's a big day for us today. We sell like, 1,000-1,200 roscas, so it's a big day today.... It's important for the Mexican culture, it's a special day. It's a tradition, very important in Mexico."

Three King's Day is typically when Christmas decorations are taken down. 

 

Typically, whoever finds the Jesus figurine in their piece of cake must throw a party for the others.

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