Three Kings Day

One of the most important winter holidays in Portugal is Three Kings Day, or Dia dos Reis. It’s celebrated on January 6 and commemorates when the three kings–Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar–visited the infant Jesus. In the English speaking world it’s called the Feast of the Epiphany.

On this special day,  children across the country wear paper crowns at school and eat bolo rei, the traditional Portuguese Christmas cake. In the countryside, locals get together and walk from house to house singing songs and asking for food. The custom is sort of like trick or treating, but with cholesterol-heavy foods instead of candy.

I hope your 2010 is off to a great start. Please check out our winter sale, where Papo classics are being offered at significantly reduced prices.

1 Response to “Three Kings Day”

  1. 1 Silvia M Dias January 6, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Dear Catherine,
    Congratulations on your blog and for sharing your love for your country of adoption, Portugal, and its traditions.
    I am Portuguese currently living in the UK and really like the wonderful clothes that you design. My little 10 months old baby will certainly look adorable in your clothes – I can’t wait to buy his first classic blazer (in a few years I hope!)!
    Is there any chance in the future of having him modelling for the Papo d’Anjo clothes?
    Best wishes for a wonderful 2010,

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