The Los Altos History Museum is scheduled to celebrate Three Kings Day noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road.
Three Kings Day – also known as Día de los Reyes Magos or the Feast of the Epiphany – will honor the Catholic tradition and Mexican heritage of Juana Briones, the subject of the museum’s current exhibition, “Inspired by Juana: La Doña de la Frontera.”
“Many Mexican families, both in Mexico and the U.S., celebrate Three Kings Day, marking the end of the 12 days of Christmas and the revelation of Jesus Christ as the Son of God and Son of Man,” said exhibition co-curator Perlita Dicochea. “The wise men – Gaspar, Melchior and Balthasar – took a symbolic journey on camelback following the Star of David to meet the newborn king. They brought with them gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Every Jan. 6, the three kings, or wise men, leave gifts for children inside and around their shoes, as well as hay or grass for their camels.”
The museum will commemorate the tradition by serving traditional rosca de reyes, a wreath of sweet bread eaten only on Three Kings Day, and offering ongoing children’s activities.
Admission is free and open to the public.