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Hispanic Families Celebrate Three Kings Day

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Hispanic families around the Northwest celebrated Three Kings Day on Monday. Hispanic families around the Northwest celebrated Three Kings Day on Monday.

KENNEWICK, WA - Hispanic families around the Northwest celebrated Three Kings Day on Monday.

The holiday celebrates the day when the three kings visited the baby Jesus. It's traditionally celebrated with a Latin American cake pastry that's filled with fruit and at least one baby Jesus figurine.

The cakes have been flying off the shelves at Hispanic bakeries around the area.

"Oh yeah, they're very important because that bring the families together. That's what it's all about, you know, bringing families together, bringing your friends, your neighbors," said Francisco Mejia, owner of Francisco's Bakery.

In Mexican culture, if you take the piece of cake with the Jesus' figurine inside you have to host a party on February 2nd to celebrate Candlemas Day.

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