Disneyland’s Holiday season is still occurring and amidst the jolly days of sugarplums and nights of snowflakes and dreams, there is one more celebration, Three Kings’ Day located at Frontierland. Come and celebrate the occasion and have some fun!
Three Kings’ Day, also known as El Dia de Reyes, is a very special occasion. This holiday marks the moment the Three Wise Men (Kings or Magi) traveled to bear gifts (gold, myrrh and Frankincense) to the Baby Jesus. According to the website, Mexonline “The holiday is also known by the name of the Epiphany which dates back to the 4th century. A grand feast would be held on this day to honor the occasion of Jesus’s baptism and to pay homage to the Three Wise Men.” In some household, children leave shoes for the Kings to leave presents under and there are also festivals and parades. El Dia de Reyes is also known as the Epiphany. This holiday is celebrated in many countries such as Mexico and is always a great time to spend with family and friends.
This year Disneyland will hold a Three Kings’ Day celebration at Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree and will feature bright décor complete with flowers, lights and papel picado banners (paper cut into elaborate designs.) There will also be colorful statues of the Three Kings. Children will be able to make their own “royal crowns” and color projects. There will also be face painting.
No celebration would be complete without savory and delicious meals such as sweet corn tamales and chimichangas. Rich Abuelita Mexican hot chocolate will be a welcome drink during the cold. Of course, the traditional King’s Bread will be served during the festival. Rosca de Reyes is a cake that is decorated with bits of candied and dried fruits and tastes light and sweet.
There will be a great amount of entertainment such as folklorico dancer who will dance with grace, liveliness and wear jewel-like attire. Music from the talented Grammy award-wining Mariachi Divas will play so don’t be afraid to dance! There will also be many performances during the three day event. Disney characters will join in the fun and dress in colorful costumes.In addition, there will be performances such as Mariachi, bands and a grand array of Folklorico dancers.
"Three King's Day - January 6th - The Story of Los Tres Reyes Magos - Mexico - Mexonline.com." Mexico Travel Guide - Mexonline.com Guide to Hotels | Rentals | Real Estate | Tours | Business | Activities | Culture | History | Holidays | Food | Maps | Information | Forums. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Jan. 2013. <http://www.mexonline.com/history-lostresreyes.htm>.