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Sweet treat: Coastal Benders feast with Rosca de Reyes Magos

Rosca de Reyes
Posted at 5:52 PM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2021-01-05 21:28:14-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Christmas festivities are coming to an end as Coastal Bend families celebrate Día de Los Reyes Magos.

It's a feast day of the three wise men and a long-standing tradition in Hispanic culture is to celebrate with Rosca de Reyes Magos or kings bread.

Dozens of families made their way to La Michoacana Bakery on Crosstown near Horne today to pick up their kings bread.

They're decorated with candied fruit honoring the three wise men who gave gifts to baby Jesus.

Inside the pastry is a tiny baby figurine.

As tradition goes, whoever gets the figurine must host the next celebration.