Mexico City Celebrates Three Kings' Day - NBC 6 South Florida
Latin Beat
INSIDE ACCESS TO THE HOTTEST LATINO EVENTS AND CELEBS IN SOUTH FLORIDA

Mexico City Celebrates Three Kings' Day

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Mexico City Celebrates Three Kings' Day

    Mexico City celebrated the religious holiday known as Three Kings' Day with a mammoth "king cake" provided by the city government. 

    (Published Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018)

    Mexico City celebrated the religious holiday known as Three Kings’ Day with a mammoth “king cake” provided by the city government.

    Thousands of Mexicans gathered Friday night in the Mexican capital to enjoy a piece of the traditional treat.

    The cake measured a staggering 47-feet long and weighed about ten tons.

    According to reports, it was turned into a quarter of a million slices to hand out.

    The celebration in Mexico City’s famed Zocalo Square honors the three wise men’s visit to the newborn Jesus.

    That’s when Christians believe God was first revealed to the world in human form.

    By local tradition, the cake is baked with plastic figurines of babies inside.

    Those who get a slice of cake with a plastic baby are responsible for buying tamales in January.

    Get the latest from NBC 6 anywhere, anytime