On Jan 6, the farming company, which is part of the Veggies From Mexico Community held their traditional Three Wise Men Day celebrations for the children for children of their workers.
These occurred in the three operations of the farming company. They shared the traditional “Rosca” and hot chocolate. In addition, in the case of the company operations in Jalisco, they shared “el bolo”, a tradition which consists of tossing coins to the ground for children to collect.
The tradition of the Three Wise Men of the East (Tres Reyes Magos de Oriente) is one of the oldest in Mexico. Since the Spanish colonization and even today, many families continue celebrating this special holiday where children are, without a doubt, the main characters.
On Jan 6, a very special day is celebrated in a family environment; where the traditional “Rosca de Reyes” is shared. This is a large circular bread with a hole in the middle, made from sweet dough garnished with dried fruit, which hides a particular surprise: a tiny plastic baby. The lucky one who gets this figure will pay for the tamales on Día de la Candelaria.
Currently, the tradition is to hide a God child as the main figure, usually made of plastic. Whoever finds it when cutting the bread, must treat the others with delicious and tasty tamales on February 2, Día de la Candelaria. This day Virgin Mary, God’s mother is celebrated. Over 2,000 years ago in the crib at Bethlehem, she received the Three Wise Men, who with their camels came to treat Jesus with incense, gold and myrrh. From there comes the celebration of the Three Wise Men Day in Mexico, every Jan 6.