Epiphany is celebrated on 6 January in Puerto Rico to commemorate the journey of the magi, or wise men, who followed a shining star to visit the infant Jesus as recorded in the Bible. This holiday falls 12 days after Christmas Day.
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In Puerto Rico, Epiphany or Three Kings’ Day is a major annual celebration. It is the last day of the Christmas season and it is a very kid-focused day.
Children in Puerto Rice will ask the Three Wise Men for presents just like those in the US ask Old Saint Nick for gifts. Whether they were naughty or nice that year will influence the kings’ gift-giving decisions!
Children put their shoes under the bed on Epiphany Eve in the hopes that the kings will leave them candy and sweets inside the shoes to be discovered on Epiphany Morning, which is 6 January. Families may also set up a nativity scene and sing three-kings-related songs with their kids.
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