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Three Wise Men Day at the Library

Young girls lined-up for the gifts

Young boys and girls came from the communities to see the Three Kings

The central courtyard was packed with children

One of the families who joined the celebration

Hula-hoops were one of the most popular gift

Happy siblings

By Jade Arroyo

Guided by a bright star, the Three Wise Men, regally dressed and mounted on a camel, a horse, and an elephant, set off on the journey to worship the Baby Jesus.

The celebration of January 6 goes back to the first years of evangelization in the New World and is still in force today. According to Mexican tradition, it is they, more popular than Santa Claus, who bring gifts to children.

The celebration of January 6 goes back to the first years of evangelization in the New World and is still in force today. The custom is that the children previously laboriously write a letter to ask Melchor, Gaspar, and Baltazar for toys they would like to receive. On January 6, gifts and toys are celebrated.

La Biblioteca joined the celebration, organizing a day to embrace its kids, the San Miguel children. The Nutcracker was screened at the Teatro Santa Ana, followed by the visit of the representatives of the three kings, who shared their entertaining bounty, took pictures, and interacted with the children. In the courtyard was filled with children and, helped by the Biblioteca staff, the kings distributed toys and sweets amid children’s laughter.

 

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