Today is a holiday in Spain known as Dia de Los Reyes (or simply Reyes) and commemorates when the three kings visited baby Jesus. Spanish children receive gifts on this day instead of Christmas. In recent years, a little something may be given on Christmas as well, but January 6th is the day for opening presents. The Spanish are proud of this tradition and generally resist and are even critical of the idea of Santa Claus (Papa Noel) encroaching on their gift giving holiday. Usually the night before Reyes, Roscon de Reyes is served which is very similar to king’s cake popular in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. Here are a few pictures from our recent trip to Spain to celebrate this holiday. More on Spain next time.