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So, ready to prepare the presents for tonight's Spanish Reyes Magos celebration!

So, yes! We'll have to dinner and them, before going to bed, I'll put all the presents we have bought close to the Christmas tree...

Now we are all adults, but in the past, we had to wait until our son was completely slept. It was the moment to place all the gifts. The following morning, that is, the morning of the 6th, he was the first to wake up and run to the Christmas tree. And there were the presents! Nice moments!

He is 17 right now, so I guess he won't get up that early in the morning! haha

But the illusion is always the same. To get up and see what presents there are for you. They don't need to be expensive ones, of course. And they are. We thought, some 2 years ago, we should be more practical and give presents we already need. And, just one "real present", something you don't need but you really want to have! emoticon :smile:

Thad said, we are going to prepare today's dinner and sleep well, because tomorrow is the day!

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maramadalina wrote on January 5, 2015, 4:33 PM

I really like this celebration. It sounds nice and funny at the same time.

Koalemos wrote on January 5, 2015, 4:37 PM

I was not even aware that this tradition existed, although the title of the Three Magi is self explanatory.

JustMe wrote on January 5, 2015, 4:43 PM

What is the traditional dinner that you prepare for Reyes Magos? I hope you get everything you want tonight :)

Feisty56 wrote on January 5, 2015, 5:12 PM

So your family celebrate Christmas on January 6, rather than December 25? What other differences are there in your celebration?

Angeles wrote on January 5, 2015, 5:22 PM

maramadalina , sure, it is! This is a tradition from long ago, and it is really funny! It is not a question of good and expensive presents, but of "from me to you" gifts.

Angeles wrote on January 5, 2015, 5:27 PM

Oh yes, in most of the Catholic countries, I think. At least, here in Spain, is a national tradition. To the point that tomorrow, 6th January, is holiday. No work! No classes!

Angeles wrote on January 5, 2015, 5:31 PM

Ops! No special dinner today! But, well... it could be a good idea for next year! On the other hand, if you want, you can go out tonight to special parties called "cotillón", but nothing special at home emoticon :smile:

Angeles wrote on January 5, 2015, 5:35 PM

Oh, no. We celebrate "Nochebuena", the night of the 24th December. Then, the following day, we have lunch with the family, too, to celebrate Christmas. Then, on 31st December at night, we have dinner and, at 00:00, we take one grape for every "dong" on TV. Finally, we have this, "los Reyes Magos". emoticon :grin: And on 7th... Back to work!

nbaquero wrote on January 7, 2015, 6:03 AM

angeles Hope you all had a great celebration (and lots of meaningful presents!).

Angeles wrote on January 9, 2015, 3:24 PM

Thanks, nbaquero ! I did! It was really great, sharing presents with my relatives. And yes, presents were meaningful... and useful!

nbaquero wrote on January 9, 2015, 4:17 PM

That's good Angeles now back to reality, the Holiday Season is over, and we need to start preparing for the next Christmas emoticon :winking: