Thursday, January 5, 2012

Dia de Reyes

Or Three Kings day is the day that commemorates when the Three Wise Men delivered their gifts to baby Jesus {celebrated tomorrow January 6th}. It is celebrated all over the world mainly by Latin countries and communities, and traditionally christian countries like Spain. The religious name is the Feast of the Epiphany but in it has other names like Twelfth Night (England), O Dia de Reis (Brazil), and Loppiainen in Finland.


The Rosca de Reyes and galettes des rois a sweet breads or tarts that are traditionally served on this day and baked inside of them is a baby Jesus or favor, and whoever gets it their piece is the person who will host the prayer on this day. Check out the recipes for each of them:


As a final thought, for many of us the day is also the end of the Christmas season and for me the day when I put away all my Christmas decorations... so in the spirit of have an organized home I wanted to leave all of you with some tips from my favorite organization expert, Mrs. Stewart!


Have a great day my friends!

39 comments:

  1. Wonderful, I enjoy learning these things!! The food looks amazing!! xx

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  2. This is a carb-a-holics dream...and yes, I am a carb-a-holic!

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  3. the Rosca de Reyes pieces look amazing, too pretty to eat! x

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  4. What?! There are more celebrations to be had? I am so excited to learn this! I totally want to celebrate now. And thanks for the organizational links. Very handy. Oh, Martha!

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  5. i was wondering what day it was.... For some reason i thought it was the 7th glad i saw this post!!!

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  6. Yes, we celebrate Epiphany too. And I put my decorations away the day after - by that point I am SO ready to get them away, and then I feel bad that the house looks bare.

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  7. i'm taking down my tree then too! everything else is away, but that's my last reminder of the holidays

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  8. I love the idea of hiding a baby Jesus inside the bread! It must be very exciting to the one who finds it!


    Camila Faria

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  9. I am sure Martha has some excellent tips but usually we just tangle up the lights and deal with it the next year :D

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  10. This is beautiful - and delicious I'm sure! :-)

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  11. This is a wonderful post, I enjoy learning new things! Everything looks delicious!

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  12. Everything looks so yummy! :)

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  13. Fun AND educational! Love this post and the culture wrapped up with it. BOth things look delicious. The one looks almost like a baklava.

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  14. I didn't know about this holiday, thanks for educating me a little about it. Its so interesting learning about different celebrations.

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  15. How have I never heard of this??? I have a latin bakery up the street, I'm going to stop in and see if they have any of these gorgeous treats.
    So glad I found your blog, I'm your newest follower!

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  16. Wow, these look super good! Yum!

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  17. Thanks for the recipes!
    And I just remembered that tomorrow is Christmas Eve in Russia... x

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  18. I'm so excited–the Frenchman on our team is bringing in a king cake for tomorrow!

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  19. This isn't a holiday in Belgium. But it's a tradition in Iceland, where I grew up, to put away the Christmas decorations on that day so that's what the kids and I will be doing tomorrow.

    Happy New Year!

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  20. I feel ashamed that i'm 20 and never knew the date which the three kings gave their gifts to Jesus (naïvely I thought it was on Christmas day!). The sweet breads look delicious, I wished we celebrated it in England! Thanks for sharing, so great information and some yummy snaps :)

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  21. these look absolutely amazing. There isn't much that I like better than bread!

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  22. I have never heard of this!! I loved learning about it and am swooning over those beautiful food pictures!

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  23. Yeah, I've got to take that Xmas tree down. Thanks for the reminder and pictures of beautiful pastries!

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  24. Sounds great and the foods are all look so yummy..! xo akiko
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  25. Hello,
    I visited your blog today - I saw you on sweet Gigi's blog. Your blog is so pretty, colorful, and full of life! I loved the red polka dot cup with the candy cane. While I was reading, I noticed that you are an Interior Designer. My daughter also loves Interior Design, and has her degree in it. We started a blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you. Your blog is unique and filled with beauty. I hope to hear from you, and have a lovely evening.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  26. Okay so I didn't know any of this! Thanks for enlightening me Elie! I hear that the 6th is when you pack up the tree and the decorations. Sadly, my husband and my friend have insisted that the tree stay put until at least February!

    Did you bake any of those goodies?

    PS I tagged you in this post, hope you can play along :) http://vanishaslife.blogspot.com/2012/01/its-all-about-me-11-things.html

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  27. we would celebrate the feast of the 3 kings as kids, get small gifts, and take our Christmas decor down. it's a beautiful holiday.

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  28. I lol at your comment! I ALWAYS have those 'wish i'd though of it first' moments!

    Those baked goodies look so yum! Today is Epihphany where some crazy folks will swim in the sea and try and catch the cross and receive a speical blessing from the priest... The weather is horrible today!
    x.o.x.o

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  29. Oh God. I love food. They look soooooooooooo yummy!!!
    Wishing you the best for the new year.
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  30. We actually don't celebrate 3 kings day here but it always sounded very fun/interesting :)
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  31. How interesting! Never heard of this...but I would like to partake in that meal!

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  32. Looks amazing! Can't wait to try some of it (all of it) out ! Have a wonderful night!

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  33. love the galette des rois! My bf is french so we get it every year! xoxo

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  34. I just took my wreath down and put away my tree too. :)

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