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.

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