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The "Rosca de Reyes" is a bready sweet treat that's eaten in Mexico, Spain, and other Hispanic countries during this time of year. To learn more about it, keep reading the post below.

Rosca de Reyes

What It Is

"Rosca de Reyes", which means "King's Ring", is a sweet round bread, shaped like a ring, that's adorned with dried fruits (such as figs or cherries), quince jelly, and lots of sugar.

The kings to which it refers to are the three Wise Men that went to visit Jesus Christ after he was born, and that came bearing gifts.

Hidden on the inside of the rosca, there are little plastic figurines that represent Jesus.

The Mexican Tradition

As mentioned above, the Rosca de Reyes is present in a few different countries. However, Mexicans (especially those from Central and Southern Mexico) have a very strong relationship with it. So much so, that many children from those neck of the woods actually receive their holiday presents from the Wise Men, not Santa Claus.

Mexicans celebrate the day of the "Reyes Magos" on January 6th, which is when they gather with friends and family to share this bready treat and eat it with a cup of hot cocoa.

During these reunions, the rosca is divided up and each guests gets a piece. The one who gets the little Jesus hidden inside is responsible for buying tamales and sharing them with the rest of the family for the Day of the "Candelaria", which happens on February 2nd.

Create your own Christmas tradition with family, friends, and bread from Great Harvest, the best bakery in Austin! Call (512) 329-9216 to learn more about their menu for this joyful time of the year.

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