3 Kings Day in Mexico City

Back in the day, parents took their children to get a picture with the Three Magi at the Alameda Central

Three Kings Day in Mexico City
In Mexico, the Three Kings Day is celebrated on January 6 - Photo: Adrián Hernández/EL UNIVERSAL
English 06/01/2020 12:50 Newsroom/EL UNIVERSAL in English Mexico City Héctor de Mauleón Actualizada 13:19

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When in Mexico City, locals and tourists always stop by the Alameda Central, an urban park located in the center of the city, which is full of street vendors selling delicious snacks such as chips, corn, esquites, and more.

This urban park dates back to the 19th century, as it became key for commerce and the social life of the city. Since its early stages, it became important for merchants selling Christmas trees and piñatas.

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Photo: David Jaramillo/EL UNIVERSAL

Many years later, a new tradition was established between January 5 and 7, when parents took their children to get a picture with the Three Magi at the Alameda Central, where the children showed them their letters and asked for gifts.

 

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Photo: File Photo/EL UNIVERSAL

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Photo: David Jaramillo/EL UNIVERSAL

 

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Photo: David Jaramillo/EL UNIVERSAL

 

The tradition also included attaching the letter to a balloon and releasing its, so it could reach Balthasar, Melchior, and Gaspar.

 

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Photo: Miguel Espinosa/EL UNIVERSAL

 

Unfortunately, this tradition ended six years ago and the Three Magi, also known as the Three Kings or the Three Wise Men, have been relocated to other parts of the city. However, you can find the Three Kings here, in a city hall located near the Alameda Central, where you can also enjoy delicious food, play games, and enjoy rides!

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