Three Kings Day: A Celebration of Christmastime

Author(s) Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith
Illustrator(s) Lawrence Migdale
Age Group 7-12
Publisher Holiday House
ISBN 978-0823418398
Year 2004


For many Latino Americans one of the best things about Christmas is that it lasts for twelve days. The final day, Three Kings Day, comes on January 6 and honors the arrival of the Magi in Bethlehem. It's a favorite holiday for children, with presents from the kings as well as parades, performances, parties, lively music and scrumptious food. While describing the customs and revelry ten-year-old Veronica shares with her family and New York City's Puerto Rican community, this book portrays a celebration that is rich in tradition and artistry.