In Puerto Rico, when my mother was growing up, on each of the twelve days the children got a present. Each day the gift got a little more expensive or elaborate. On the night of the fifth they put straw and water under or at the foot of their beds so the Wise Men would have something to give to their camels. In the morning when they awoke, lo and behold, the straw and water was gone and there was the final present which would be that one gift the child most dreamed of getting.
I think it's a lovely tradition.
Three Kings Day is still a holiday in Puerto Rico, celebrated with parades and feasting, music and dancing.
Happy Three Kings Day. Are you doing anything special today? Or is it a regular working Monday?
Don't forget, Wednesday the 8th, is Insecure Writers Support Group Day. It falls on the 8th which just happens to be my grandmother's birthday -- she was born in 1895 -- AND in her honor I will be making an announcement.