Happy Three Kings Day!
In many parts of the world, including Mexico, January 6th is the day we add the three kings to the nativity and mark the end of the holiday season. According to the Bible, the three kings visited the baby Jesus twelve days after his birth. Some cultures also call this event "Twelfth Night" and this is the night most children receive gifts.
We received gifts on Christmas morning, but will be spending a few of our gift cards today. And Abuelita Fia advised us that in Mexico they also have a tradition of eating twelve grapes to ensure good luck for each of the twelve months of the year. Check!
Here are a few other links if you want to know more on Dia de Los Reyes:
Oh, and a couple of people have asked about A Year of Color and how to participate. AYOC was started by the wonderful and talented woman behind Happy Things. There is no formal signup, just start posting your photos on your blog and on the flickr group page. There you can also find everyone else's photos and the "official" button for your blog. Every Sunday morning on the flickr group, she posts the new color from the crayon box for that week.
I have participated for quite awhile now off and on when Im not too crazed. I have loved it so much and have used it to discuss the subtlies between colors with the boys. You know there is no much difference between peach and tangerine to a 4-year old. But they totally "get it" now. Love that!