Today in the Mexican Culture we celebrate Dia De Los Reyes, we remember the day when the Three Wise Men followed the star to Bethlehem, arrived bearing their treasured gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh for the Baby Jesus. Kids usually get gifts, and the whole family gathers up for dinner to cut the rosca and drink some hot chocolate.
Each person cuts a slice of the Rosca. The knife symbolizes the danger in which the Baby Jesus was in. One by one family members carefully inspect their slice, hopping they didn't get the figurine.
Whoever gets the baby figurine shall be the host, and invite everyone present to a new celebration on February 2, Candelaria or Candle mass day, and he also shall get a new Ropón or dress for the Baby Jesus of the Nativity scene.
Ok time to run to table and have some rosca with champurrado (hot chocolate) yummy!!
If any of you lil monsters are celebrating El Dia de Reyes let me know, how it went tell me if you was the lucky one to get the figurine? lol (: