Santa Claus is already back at the North Pole and working with the elves on next year’s Christmas holiday, but that doesn’t mean that this year’s celebration is in the history books — at least not for those who celebrate “El Día de los Reyes” Celebration on Jan. 6th, and today Positively Osceola visited Old Town in Kissimmee amidst a joyful celebration filled with gift giving, singing, great food and of course, the Three Kings!
For many Christians, the holiday season isn’t actually complete until the “Feast of the Epiphany” or “Three Kings’ Day”.
Three Kings’ Day marks the biblical worshipping of baby Jesus by the three Kings, also known as the Magi. As the story is told in the Gospel of Matthew, the three wise men, Melchior, Caspar, and Balthazar, followed a star across the desert for twelve days to Bethlehem. They did so on horseback, camel, and elephant in order to present baby Jesus with three gifts, the infamous gold, frankincense and myrrh.
El Día de los Reyes celebrations vary greatly throughout the world, and in Central Florida, and can be found in all shapes and sizes, like small reverent local celebrations and large-scale productions in our world-class theme parks like Disney, Old Town, and SeaWorld Orlando!
From children receiving gifts to delicious dinners served with the King’s Bread (Rosca de Reyes) for dessert, and the Three Kings being celebrated as they ride in on horseback, one thing is for sure. Three Kings Day, (Día de los tres Reyes) is alive and getting even stronger in Osceola County and throughout Central Florida! Feliz Dia De Los Reyes!