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Día de los Tres Reyes Magos

January 6th, 2017

Spanish students at OSH were invited to share in the traditional treat of ‘Roscón de los Reyes’ to celebrate the Spanish festival Día de los Tres Reyes Magos on 6th January.

This day represents the end of the Christmas festivities for most Spanish people and is traditionally the day on which gifts are exchanged.  El Día de Reyes (known elsewhere as the Epiphany) is celebrated to honour the Three Wise Men who followed the star to Bethlehem and arrived bearing their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh for the baby Jesus.

Pupils enjoyed celebrating their special day and eating the sweet bread ‘Roscón de los Reyes’, ordered directly from Spain by RE Teacher Mr Priestman.  The bread is shaped in a form of a wreath and has candied peel on the top and a figurine to symbolise the infant Jesus baked inside.