Three Kings Day
Today is December, 26th, and the Christmas season is just getting started here in Puerto Rico. As a child growing up in the states, I would anxiously await Christmas Day, knowing that the festivities would all be over on the 26th. Here in Puerto Rico, January, 6, also known as Three Kings Day, is the big day during the Christmas season. This is the day when children receive gifts. Instead of leaving the traditional milk and cookies for Santa, they leave water and hay for the King’s camels. The whole Island seems to shut down, and the day revolves around spending time with family.
It is a true blessing to get to display many beautiful pieces of local art. One artist that stands out on Three Kings Day is Guillermo Nuñez. Guillermo creates beautiful ceramic pieces featuring the Three Kings. We have many of these pieces at our El Yunque location. Guillermo has been creating art in Old San Juan for over 30-years. Many of his pieces focus on the Three Kings. It has been a true gift to get to know so many amazing artists like Guillermo Nuñez, and display their beautiful pieces in our store.
I am very happy that I get to continue the season of giving. Happy Three Kings Day from my family to yours.