Hispanic Community Celebrates “Dia De Los Reyes Magos” With “Rosca” or King’s Cake on Jan. 6
Jan. 6t is like a second Christmas for many Latinos and is considered "Dia de los Reyes Magos" or "King’s Day" and is celebrated with a scrumptious cake and a celebration.
Traditionally the oval shaped cake (rosca) is eaten on Jan. 6 and it commemorates the Three Wise Men that made the trek to visit the baby Jesus after his birth bearing gifts.
The "rosca," or pastry, is very symbolic with the toppings consist of candied fruit, walnuts and sugar representing the jewels on a crown. Inside the cake there is a trinket figurine of the Christ child and who ever finds the figurine is considered blessed and must take it to a church on Feb. 2 and are also supposed to host a party with a dinner, preferably tamales or pozole and hot chocolate.