Mexico Resorts Celebrated Dia de Reyes

Now Jade and Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun celebrated Dia de Reyes with guests on Friday, January 10, 2012. The holiday is also referred to as Three Kings Day or the Epiphany. In Mexico this holiday is widely celebrated! It is a Catholic holiday that is celebrated on the same day each year, 12 days after Christmas. It is believed that baby Jesus was visited by three wise men giving him gifts gold, frankincense and myrrh.

Part of the traditions included drinking  Mayan hot chocolate and cutting pieces of a sweetbread topped with candied fruit, Rosca de Reyes. This special sweetbread is a tradition that has been going on for years in Mexico. The shape of the bread is in an oval representing the kings’ crowns and the colorful candied fruit on top represent the jewels of the crown. Each guest cut their own slice of the bread and inside one of the pieces is hidden a figure of baby Jesus. It is said that the person who finds the figurine is responsible to host a party and prepare tamales to be enjoyed on February 2nd.

The three kings visit Now Jade’s lobby for the celebration.

Guests pose for a photo with one of the kings at Now Jade.

Now Sapphire served traditional hot chocolate in the lobby.

A guest of Now Sapphire serves herself a cup of hot chocolate.