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Disneyland’s Viva Navidad concludes with festive Three Kings Day finale on Jan. 6


Three Kings Day at Disneyland Resort

ANAHEIM, Calif. Dec. 31, 2013 – The Disneyland Resort concludes its Holiday festivities by bringing the Three Kings Day celebration to Disney California Adventure Park, Friday through Monday, Jan. 3-6, 2014. The Three Kings Day tribute marks the grand finale of “Disney ¡Viva Navidad!,” a fun and festive event that has been presented throughout the holiday season with a colorful street party, merry music and traditional Mexican foods.

Three Kings Day, also known as Dia de los Reyes Magos, has been celebrated for generations by the people of Spain, Mexico, Central America and other nations, as part of the Christmas story. It commemorates the day the three kings (the magi or “wise men”) followed the star to Bethlehem bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Continue reading

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Disneyland to celebrate Dia de Los Reyes from Jan. 4-6, 2013


Dia de los Tres Reyes, Disneyland

Picture Courtesy of the Mouse Magic Blog

Disneyland celebrated Three Kings Day last year, to great success, and they are set to do so again on January 4-6, 2013.  What is Three Kings Day?  It is a Catholic holiday known as Epiphany Day.

In Spain and some Latin American countries, Epiphany day is called El Día de los Reyes (The Day of the Kings), i.e., the day when a group of Kings or Magi, as related in the second chapter of the gospel of Matthew, arrived to worship and bring three gifts to the baby Jesus after following a star in the heavens. This day is sometimes known as the Día de los Tres Reyes Magos (The day of the Three Royal Magi) or La Pascua de los Negros (Holy Day of the Black men) in Chile, although the latter is rarely heard.  (Source: Wikipedia). Continue reading