Chocolate is also a gift from the indigenous people of the New World.
Hidden inside all the delicious Roscas, is a plastic figurine representing Baby Jesus. The Baby is hidden because it symbolizes the need to find a secure place where Jesus could be born, a place where King Herod would not find Him.
Each person cuts a slice of the Rosca.
One by one the guests invited to the Reyes Magos celebration carefully inspect their slices, hoping they didn’t get the figurine.
Whoever gets the baby figurine shall be the host, and invite everyone present to a new celebration on February 2, Candelaria or Candle mass day, and he also shall get a new Ropón or dress for the Baby Jesus of the Nativity scene.
The Mexican Christmas season is one of the most treasured and celebrated in Mexican culture, so its no surprise that it’s extended up to February 2 ! – when the nativity scene is put away, and another family dinner of delicious tamales and hot chocolate is served with great love and happiness.