January 6: Celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany

The Bakery Lady/La señora de la panaderíaI’ve always loved the idea of the Feast of the Epiphany, also known as Three Kings’ Day or Los Tres Reyes, the end of the Christmas season. The night before is often celebrated as Twelfth Night. In part I’m attached to this celebration because I love the word epiphany from the Greek meaning a manifestation or striking insight.

I wrote The Bakery Lady/La señora de la panadería to show a close Mexican-American family celebrating this tradition by baking together. As part of my research, I had the pleasure of visiting behind-the-scenes of a small bakery I liked. Wonderful scents of bread baking and spices. Years later when the book came out, I discovered that indeed a young girl had been raised at the bakery by her loving grandparents.

Enjoy learning about celebrations in Mexico, Spain and Latin America.

Wishing you epiphanies on January 6 and throughout this first month of 2016.

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