7 Foods to Celebrate Dia De Los Reyes (Three Kings Day)

I grew up in a household where Dia De Los Reyes was celebrated and highly anticipated with the countdown of the 12 days of Christmas. We couldn’t take down our tree or Christmas lights or Nativity scene until after January 6th, and along with the extended days of Christmas came wonderful food to celebrate the season with.

I found myself at Disney’s California Adventure yesterday celebrating the finale of Viva Navidad with Dia De Los Reyes (which concludes on January 6th), and I was so inspired to celebrate Three Kings in full force. They had the most fantastic authentic Mexican food, and I realized there was only a few days left to indulge in it both in the park and outside. I was lucky enough to interview Chef Toby who gave me a mini lesson on how to make pozole, and I also enjoyed a small rosca de reyes. I guess you never know where inspiration is going to come from … but I left the Magic Kingdom and wanted to share with you all a few recipes you can make to celebrate Three Kings Day at home.

  • Celebrating Three Kings With A Bowl Of Pozole 1 of 8

    In this gallery you will find fantastic foods people eat to celebrate Three Kings Day / Dia De Los Reyes. Here is a photo of me enjoying a bowl of pozole at California Adventure. 

  • Pozole 2 of 8

    This amazingly delicious spicy red broth pork and hominy stew is served piping hot, and traditionally served on Dia de Los Reyes. Find the recipe here on Babble.

  • Mexican Hot Chocolate 3 of 8

    Can't have rosca de reyes without a cup of Mexican hot chocolate. Use Mexican chocolate disks and melt them down to have a rich hot chocolate. Get the recipe along with a video on how to make it here on Babble. 

  • Bunuelos 4 of 8

    These little buñuelos are star shaped and easy to make. The crispy fritters are a staple of Dia De Los Reyes, and you can find the recipe and video here on Babble. 

  • Ponche 5 of 8

    Apple tamarind ponche. Oh yes... this hot fruit punch is made to warm up the hands and bellies of the people in need of a good drink. Get the recipe here on Babble. 

  • Rosca De Reyes (Three Kings Bread) 6 of 8

    Rosca de reyes is a bread that is enjoyed on January 6th. It has a little toy baby hidden inside the bread. People gather at an appointed person's house and everyone gets a slice of the rosca. If your slice has a baby inside, then you are appointed to have a tamale dinner on February 2nd for Dia De La Candelaria. Hope you don't get the baby! Get the recipe on Presley's Pantry. 

  • Tamales 7 of 8

    Yum. We always have to have tamales. Only a few days left to eat tamales. Get the recipe on how to make tamales from Presley's Pantry.

  • Champurrado 8 of 8

    This chocolate spiked with masa (corn flour) is simply delicious and should be enjoyed during this cold weather. Get the recipe from Spoonful.


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