Friday, January 6, 2012

January 6 is the traditional feast of the Three Kings, or Tres Reyes

The Reyes family of the Marianas are really the de los Reyes family.  It literally means "of the kings."  In American times, most of them dropped the "de los."  A few in Saipan still keep "de los Reyes."  The name is in honor of the Three Kings, and many with the Reyes last name throw a feast on January 6.

In times past, this was the feast that ended the Christmas season.  Some families end their Christmas nobena today.

The Other Three Kings
A Mexican singing trio

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