Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tradición / Tradition

Hoy celebramos la Víspera de los Tres Reyes Magos. Esto es una tradición que celebramos en Puerto Rico. Muchas personas celebran promesas (cánticos en alabanza a Dios) para agradecer las cosas buenas que recibieron durante el año. Durante la víspera de Reyes los niños deben ir a cortar yerba y colocarla en una caja frente al árbol de Navidad. Los Reyes deberán recoger esa yerba y darsela a comer a sus camellos y en agradecimiento le dejan regalos a los niños. Hoy nosotros fuimos a recortar yerba con las niñas y así comenzamos nuestra tradición de Reyes.

El 6 de enero es el Día de los Tres Reyes Magos y esperamos con ansias ver la reacción de las niñas.

Jugando Way Back When-sday con Cheryl en Twinfatuation y WW con Angie en Seven Clown Circus.


Today we celebrate the Eve of the Three Kings Day. This is a tradition that we celebrate in Puerto Rico. Many people celebrate "promises" (canticles in praise to God) to give thank for the good things that were received during the year. During this day children go out to cut grass, put it in a box and place it under the Christmas tree. The Kings will collect that grass and feed it to their camels and in gratitude they leave gifts to the children. Today we went to cut grass with the girls following our traditions.

January 6 is the Three Kings Day and we are anxious to see the reaction of the girls when they open their gifts.

Playing WBW with Cheryl in Twinfatuation and WW with Angie in Seven Clown Circus.


Way Back When-sday
December 2007

Age: 1 year old and two months

(Sorry, this picture is a copy from the original)

Worldful Wednesday

December 31, 2009

We told the girls that if they accept to take our picture and smile we were going to take them a ride on the train, haha, it works.

At the train


Lani said...

what a cool tradition!

Jamie said...

I love the new header...what a great picture and what a profound statement.
What a unique tradition to cut grass and save for the camels...We do three gifts at CHRISTmas as a symbol of the three gifts CHRIST received.
happy Wednesday!!!

Robin said...

Love your new header. :) Amen sister.

Caro said...

Love the little video I wish I could understand what you guys are saying...I guess thats why I am going back to spanish class Thrusday.

Tamela said...

That is a neat tradition.

Left something for you at my blog!

Cheryl Lage said...

Oh Annie, what an incredible tradition of the grass collect for the kings' camels! Maybe we can start doing that too...keeps that spirit of the season so beautifully. Love your Way Back pictures, too....thank you so much for playing along.

(The new quote on your header is marvelous too...a perfect one for me to see today. :) ) BLessings!

Heather said...

Great pictures, as always! Hope you have a wonderful and blessed new year!

Raising Z said...

Great Pictures! Happy 3 Kings Day :)

The Smiths said...

What a neat tradition. Sadly, this is the first time that I have heard of it. Really cool, though.

Annie, I love your new header picture. Fabulous! Have a wonderful rest of the week.

Mighty M said...

Hope they love their gifts!!

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

What a wonderful tradition! That sounds fun and exciting. What a great family picture.
I love your new header!
(I am sorry that I have been out of pocket - my brother-in-law has been sick and he passed away yesterday. I have been visiting with my sister and lending a helping hand.) Trying to catch up on blog reading finally.

CGBG said...

Cute pictures and I LOVE the 3 Kings Celebration. I wish my family still did it!

girlytwins said...

What an awesome tradition.

And I LOVE your new header!! It is a great picture.

Happy new year!!