Celebrating Dia de Reyes

A sweet surprise…

Last Friday, Farmers Insurance Agent and EPFD Community Partner, Bernadette Sanchez delivered a Rosca de Reyes (King Cake) to fire stations 26, 5 and Central Fire Station.

The Rosca is typically eaten on Jan. 6, also known as Dia de Reyes. The tradition of eating the bread 12 days after Christmas is based on beliefs in the Christian faith.

Inside every Rosca is a little plastic baby, symbolizing the newborn messiah. The plastic figures are typically provided on the side and added manually hidden in the bread by the customer, if bought from a bakery.

It is tradition that whoever gets the baby in their slice has to cook or bring tamales for everyone on Feb. 2 (Candelaria Day).

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