Omni Hunter wrote: Delphine wrote:
Arcade wrote:a girlfriend for Green Gibbon
Gods, no, that's the worst idea ever.
Concur'd, very much so.
Well, I think not celebrating Christmas in England because they are scared a lot from terrorists is a lot worse...
I still remember when some people here celebrated Christmas, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Los reyes magosÃ¢â‚¬ï¿¾, and Hanuka...not all together but in succession, and the kids only got cheap presents, but didnt care because they got many.
When I was small, we celebrated both "Christmas" and "Reyes", the best gift was for Christmas...
"Reyes"(Three Kings Day) was Celebrated on January 6, but they donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t celebrate it anymore...
"In Spain, Mexico, Cuba and some Latin American countries Epiphany day is called El DÃƒÂa de los Reyes (The Day of the Kings). The day when the Three Kings or Three Magi of the Bible arrived to worship and bring gifts to the baby Jesus after following a star in the heavens. This day is sometimes known as the DÃƒÂa de los Tres Reyes Magos (The day of the Three Magi) or La Pascua de los Negros (Holy Day of the Blackmen) in Chile, although the latter is rarely heard. In Spanish tradition, on the day of January 6th, the Kings: Melchor, Gaspar, and Balthazar, representing Europe, Arabia, and Africa, arrived on horse, camel and elephant, bringing respectively gold, frankincense and myrrh to the baby Jesus.
In Spain,Argentina, and Uruguay, children (and many adults) polish and leave their shoes ready for the Kings' presents before they go to bed on 5 January. Sweet wine, nibbles, fruit and milk is left for the Kings and their camels. In Mexico, it is traditional for children to leave their shoes out on the evening of January 6, sometimes filling them with hay for the camels, so that the Kings will be generous with their gifts. In Puerto Rico, it is also a tradition for children to fill a box with grass or hay and put it underneath their bed, for the same reasons. This is analogous to children leaving mince pies or cookies and milk out for Father Christmas in Western Europe. In some parts of northern Mexico the shoes are left under the Christmas tree with a letter to the Three Kings. In the afternoon or evening of the same day the ritual of the Rosca de Reyes is shared with family and friends. The Rosca is a type of sweet-bread made with orange blossom, water, and butter; decorated with candied fruit. Baked inside is a small doll representing the baby Jesus. The person who finds the doll in his piece of rosca must throw a party on February 2nd, Calendaria Day, offering tamales and atole (a hot sweet drink thickened with corn flour) to the guests. Notably, in Spain, it is also known as Roscon; made with the same items, however, between the layers of bread, lies different flavoured whipped cream. The 'Jesus' doll evolved into a small toy similar to a Kinder Surprise. The person gets the toy, is then responsible for the purchase of the Roscon the following year."