My name is Michelle L. Guajardo, and I am honored to be the new Vice Chair of Cultural Events for the DRHCC.
I am a proprietor of Trinity Mortuary and a longtime educator. It is my goal to showcase the cultural diversity of our beautiful city throughout the year.
Here’s a little tidbit of New Year’s culture. Three Kings Day is an important holiday for Latin Americans.
In addition to the gift giving aspect of the day, there is culinary treat known as “Rosca de Reyes” (King’s Cake). This holiday dessert offers much in the way of symbolism, a round-shaped cake signifies the King’s crown. The sweet bread holds a special surprise, a small plastic figurine representing the baby Jesus. Whoever finds this token is obligated to host a party for the occasion for “Dia de la Calendaria” (Candlemas Day), which occurs each year on February 2.