Rosca de Reyes

Today we celebrated Dia de Reyes, a holiday celebrated on the sixth of June here in Mexico. The tradition is that while Christmas is celebrated, gifts are given today instead of Christmas. The entire day is symbolic of the wise men visiting Jesus and the family.

The rosca de reyes, a round pastry with dried fruit baked into it, is the main attraction. Tradition says that if you cut a piece of bread, and get a tiny baby Jesus in your slice, you must buy everyone tamales on February 2nd. There’s a pretty good picture on Wikepedia, if you’re curious. We had a special lunch as well, and my favorite taco was a creamy corn and pablano pepper taco. Yum yum!

I’m ready to go home, and I suppose Monday will be mostly a getting-to-know-you day (as well as a getting-to-know-the-rules day, because today I was told that my boys literally climb the walls…) I appreciate constructive warnings, but quite frankly, sometimes it is better if teachers keep quiet regarding students. I do need a bell, I just realized–or a chime of some kind. I forgot to ask for one. Eek!

6 responses

  1. YO SE QUE TU PUEDES, HECHALE GANAS CUNADA NO TE DESESPERES, TODO ES NORMAL CUANDO ESTAS LEJOS DE TU FAMILIA, YO TAMBIEN PASE POR LO MISMO CUANDO VINE A USA JAJAJA . CUIDATE DE LOS “FRIJOLEROS ” JAJA MUY BUENO

  2. I didn’t know about the Jan 6 celebration. Thanks for sharing. I agree that staff should not terrify the newbe regarding the kiddos in the class. It sounds like they stacked the class with all the behavior issues instead of spreading them out…….. 😦

    Looking forward to more posts about your new school and new friends you are meeting along the way.

    Marlene

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