Celebrate Three Kings Day

Three Kings Day in Puerto RicoPhoto by jbcurio
Tonight here in Puerto Rico, thousands of children will be going to bed having first placed a shoe box full of grass under their bed, along with a wish list.


Because tomorrow is Three Kings Day or Dia de Los Tres Reyes Magos and children all over the island go to bed hoping that tonight, while they are sleeping, they will be visited by the Three Kings and their camels. The grass is of course to feed the camels.

Three Kings Day or Los Tres Reyes Magos is traditionally a day of celebration here in Puerto Rico, where children awake to find the straw gone (eaten by the camels) and gifts left my the magical Three Kings. Of course, the Three Kings will only visit if the children has been good…
During the day, families will also get together and share a special meal (roasted pork) in celebration of the visit of the Three Kings.

It is just another magical tradition that takes place here in Puerto Rico over the Christmas period.


  1. Coqui says


    Hope your daughter had a magical Three KIngs Day. It was mine and our new baby’s first Three Kings and although I am sick (flu) it was a great day.

  2. says

    That looks so cool. I’ve been to Puerto Rico only ones to get a connecting flight, but I’ve not had the opportunity to look round. I’m definitely looking forward to visiting one day. I’ve heard that it’s a magical place.

  3. Ramona says

    We are not Espanish, however, I love to celebrate and I love having children be aware of other cultures and their celbrations. Our children grew up with the custom on Three Kings Day having a party and one person finding a bean in the cake. That person was to get three wishes—within reason–to be granted by someone (usually parent) who was at the party. We also had everyone sing, “We Three Kings of Orient Are..” while the chilren wearing paper crowns, paraded to the manager where they would kneel. They would each also receive at least one gift for themselves. So—this 2011–we will do similar–for our grandchildren-but postponing it until January 8, a Sat.`


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