Adding to the Christmas events in the Triangle are Three Kings Day (Día de Reyes) events.
These traditional celebrations are expressions of Epiphany, which marks when, according to the nativity story, three wise men visited baby Jesus, bearing gifts.
Three Kings Day (and Twelfth Night) mark the end of the Christmas season.
Usually there are a few events for Three Kings Day, but in 2022, we’ve heard about just one event.
You can also celebrate with Rosca de Reyes, the traditional circular shaped bread.
Traditionally, bakers make “Rosca de Reyes,” or “King Cake,” a sweet bread meant to represent a crown. The bread often has a plastic doll, representing the baby Jesus, baked inside. Whoever gets the slice of bread with the doll in it is Jesus’ guardian for the year. In some traditions, the person who gets the slice with Baby Jesus is responsible for cooking tamales for everyone on Día de la Candelaria on February 2nd!
Interested in treating yourself to Rosca de Reyes? Here are two spots where you can order one in the Triangle. Plan ahead, though, because they sell out.
4011 Capital Blvd, Raleigh, NC
2000 Avondale Drive, Durham, NC