Sunday, January 10, 2016

Día de los Reyes Magos

This semester! I had the sad realization yesterday that this week was only the first week of school. I'm in a kind of catch-22 position because while the week felt the length of eternity, I'm also slightly grateful since I may be counting down the months till my time in Provo expires. :(

January 6th marked 'Día de Los Reyes Magos'—a Mexican holiday that commemorates the visit of the wiseman to the baby Jesus. In Mexico, families traditionally eat a 'Rosca de Reyes' or the bread above. Inside of the bread are hidden figurines of the baby Jesus, and tradition says if you find one you're responsible for hosting a party on February 2nd complete with tamales. 

I invited friends over to join in the Mexican festivities. We each took turns cutting the bread with pounding hearts waiting to see if in fact we had been so lucky(?) to have Jesus in our piece!
^^Kyra found baby Jesus #1, fitting since she had wanted to find him!
^^Michael served his mission in Mexico and REALLY wanted to find baby Jesus, but alas...
^^Kendra kind of walked in on the celebration, found Baby Jesus, and had no idea what to do with him.
^^Last baby Jesus of the night: Señor Jolley.
^^Russell spent most of the night trying to redeem his Mexican identity by trying to prove that he could spin this wooden top.
^^Ironically, in a game of apples to Apples, I picked up the Cesar Chavez card and T.Betti drew 'Custer's Last Stand." 

& then a series of selfies happened...
these people!!!


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