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January 6, Three Kings Day Tradition in Puerto Rico

January 6th, is Three Kings Day in Puerto Rico also known as " el dia de los tres reyes mago", this day is remembered as the day the three wise men bought baby Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense, and Myrrh. According to Huffington Post, latino voices article. "For Christians, Christmas and holiday does not end until twelve days of Christmas which is the "feast of the epiphany" or "three kings day". The day of January 6th refers to the three Kings who found baby Jesus in the manger by following the North Star to Bethlehem for 12 days. The names of the wise men were" Melchoir, Caspar, and Balthazar representing Europe, Arabia and Africa." The three gifts represent symbols of acknowledged royalty, gold as acceptance that Jesus was "King of the Jews". Frankincense represents Jesus existence as Son of God. Myrrh represents prediction of death of Jesus to cleanse humanity of their sins; myrrh was used in embalming of corpse