It’s good to be part of the Spanish-speaking world right now. You can get double presents.
You get Christmas gifts and then tomorrow Jan 6 even more presents.
Mañana is el Día De Los Reyes. It’s more exciting than Christmas for many Spanish-speaking kids.
Why not make 2012 the year you join them in the Spanish-speaking world?
Here’s my great offer for beginning Spanish speakers to get you started.
I always love going to visit Mexico City over the Christmas period; there are a lot of great traditions.
Santa Claus is becoming more popular but he’s still got nothing on Los Reyes Magos.
Literally, Los Tres Reyes Magos means the Three Magic Kings but in English they are better known as the Three Wise Men.
The Kings are in all the city parks. The kids line up with their families to take a photo with the Kings.
Instead of asking the Magic Kings for presents the parents buy big balloons filled with helium. Then in the night on Jan 5th they tie a letter to the balloon. The letter tells Kings what presents to bring.
Tonight we’ll be watching our kids balloon go up into the sky as it makes it’s way to the line of three stars that are part of the big dipper. Those stars are los Reyes Magos.
Then, we’ll each leave a zapato (shoe) out in the living room. Magically the next morning in or next to the shoes will appear the presents from Los Reyes Magos.
See the Kings really are magical in the Spanish-speaking world.
Here’s that link again to get you started in the fun of the Spanish-speaking world.
Feliz Día de los Reyes