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Three Kings Day Celebration | Los Altos History Museum

Three Kings Day Celebration

By January 6, 2019Event
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Date/Time
Jan 06, 2019
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event

Los Altos History Museum
51 So. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA 94022


Event Details

Honoring the Catholic tradition and Mexican heritage of Juana Briones, Three Kings Day, Día de los Reyes Magos, marks the end of the twelve days of Christmas.  The Wise Men —Gaspar, Melchor, and Balthasar—took a symbolic journey on camelbacks following the Star of David to meet the newborn king. They brought with them gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Every January 6th, the three kings, or wise men, leave gifts for children inside and around their shoes, as well as hay or grass for their camels.

The Museum will serve traditional Rosca de Reyes, a wreath of sweet bread eaten only on this occasion, and offer ongoing children’s activities throughout the afternoon. This event is Free and open to the public.

This program is in support of the exhibition “Inspired by Juana: La Doña de la Frontera” appearing in the Museum’s Main Gallery, noon-4pm, Thursdays-Sundays, October 18 to March 31, 2019.