The holidays are not over yet, Día de los Reyes Magos is this Friday

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- With Christmas and New Year's Day in the rearview mirror, many may think the holiday season is over. That is not true for Latinos who will be celebrating Día de los Reyes Magos, also known as Three Kings' Day or Ephiphany.

What is the celebration all about? While Santa Claus brings gifts to children in many parts of the world, in Mexico, for example, the Three Wise Men bring gifts, as they are believed to have brought gifts to Jesus.

Traditionally, they bring presents if a child leaves their shoes outside of the door, as that allows the Wise Men to know the child is inside.

Gifts are a big part of the celebration, but so is the food! In particular, la Rosca de Reyes -- a sweet bread traditionally eaten on the holiday.

The bread has three main meanings. First, the ring means there is no end or start. Second, the decoration adorning the top represents the crown of the Three Kings.

Finally, there is a small plastic doll inside that represents the baby Jesus being hidden from soldiers. Whoever finds the baby is traditionally chosen to bring tamales to Día de la Candelaria on Feb. 2, so good luck!

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