Posted By Claire on January 6, 2012
Happy Kings’s Day to all those who celebrate it. Here in Spain we have a public holiday today as children enjoy the presents left for them last night by the Three Kings and families tuck into their roscon, a special cake eaten traditionally on Kings’ Day.
Last night the Three Kings visited our village, travelling on the back of a truck and throwing sweets out to the children. They then gave out presents to the children in the village, including our three who were very excited. It was a wonderful community event and so much fun.
We’ll be sharing our roscon later today – see picture – and seeing who gets the bean and who gets the King figure. The bean used to be lucky but now the person who finds the bean has to pay for the cake and the person who finds the King is crowned King of Epiphany – you get a gold cardboard crown with the cake.
You can find out about Epiphany in Tudor times in my article “Happy Twelfth Night”