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Here’s Why Día De Reyes Is Actually The Best

Starting the year with tradición y magia.

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There's certainly something ~magical~ about receiving more presents after the year starts.

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Especially if it's something you included in your letter to Melchor, Gaspar, or Baltasar.

These gifts were anything but basic. They were gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

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Gold was (and is) very precious, frankincense was symbolic of sacrifice, and myrrh, of affliction.

That night, it's always *imperative* to leave snacks for los reyes — and perhaps even some water and hay for their animals.

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Melchor is believed to have ridden on a camel, Gaspar on a horse, and Baltasar on an elephant.

It's always awesome to see Los Reyes Magos IRL, and if you're really lucky, you do.

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What a vision to behold! It's something straight out of GQ to see their fancy Persian fashions.

If that wasn't exciting enough, on the morning of January 6 we also all get to stuff our faces with rosca, and it's just grandiose.

In a nutshell, Día de Reyes is bomb: We celebrate our traditions, spend time with the fam, eat delicious food, and then we can nap all day if we want.

Are your ready for Día de Reyes? Celebrate tradition with a delicious cup of ABUELITA™!

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