Rosca de Reyes

Rosca de Reyes is a sweet bread which is a special food for Three King’s Day, known as “Día de Reyes” in Spanish, and celebrated on January 6. The holiday is sometimes referred to as the Twelfth Night because it falls twelve days after Christmas, but is also known as Epiphany, and marks the day the Wise Men are believed to have visited the Christ Child. “Rosca” means wreath and “reyes” means kings, so a direct translation would be Kings’ Wreath. The bread is shaped in the form of a wreath and usually has candied fruit on top, and a figurine of a baby baked inside.