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Get to know Three Kings Day: Celebration, history and traditions

Posted at 5:43 AM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 11:39:55-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Three Kings Day or 'El Dia De Los Reyes' marks the biblical adoration of baby Jesus by the three wise men.

On Jan. 6, those who believe pay homage and celebrate the three wise men who traveled for 12 days to give gifts to Jesus Christ in Bethlehem.

The holiday is traditionally celebrated by many of Catholic and Christian faith backgrounds, in Latin America, Spain and the United States.

A popular tradition during the holiday is gift-giving, holding large feasts and indulging in 'Rosca De Reyes' or King Cake.

King Cake is a special bread with fruit and sugar that comes in the shape of a crown.

Inside the cake, a baby Jesus doll is hidden, whoever finds the doll will receive good luck and must throw a party on Feb. 2.

La Bonita Supermarkets have seven locations throughout the valley and say they sell more than 1,000 King Cakes during the holiday season.