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What Is Día de Los Reyes (Three Kings' Day)? And How Do We Celebrate It?

In Mexico, Día de Los Reyes (known elsewhere as Epiphany) is celebrated on January 6 to honor the Three Wise Men. This holiday represents the day the Three Wise Men gave gifts to Jesus Christ, and the day closes the Christmas festivities. It’s also the day the people of Mexico exchange gifts!

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During Día de Los Reyes, Mexicans serve Rosca de Reyes, or King’s Cake. “Rosca” means wreath and “reyes” means kings. The Rosca de Reyes has an oval shape to symbolize a crown and has a small doll inside, which represents baby Jesus. The doll figure symbolizes the hiding of the infant Jesus from King Herod’s troops. Traditionally, roscas are adorned with dried and candied fruits to symbolize the many jewels that a crown would have. The person who gets the slice with the doll must host a party on Día de la Candelaria in February.

About Cardenas Bakery

The best sweet bread; bolillo, telera, and cinnamon shells (conchas de canela) are at your local Cardenas Market.

Our warm and crunchy bolillo, bread of the dead (pan de muerto), three kings bread (rosca de reyes) and our Salvadoran quesadilla with a traditional flavor will remind you of your traditions.

Every day you will find cinnamon shells (conchas de canela), muffins, bolillo stuffed with cheese and regular and wheat teleras.

Our variety of fresh breads are baked daily so you can always find warm bread.

Pair any of our breads with a delicious traditional hot chocolate (champurrado) prepared from our original recipe at our stores.

Our bakery department has an extensive and a variety of bread that you prefer.

Authentic Mexican Bread

Shells (Conchas)
Sweet Bread (Pan Dulce)
Coffee Cake (Pan de Café)
Corn Bread (Pan de Elote)
Carnival Bread (Pan de Feria)
Bolillo with stuffed Cheese
Ears Sweet Bread (Orejas)
Muffins (Mantecadas)