The great thing about going on vacation is that you get to be in a city that’s completely different than your own. This means being able to do activities that you wouldn’t be able to do at home, but it also means that you’re exposed to a new culture and way of life. One of the ways to appreciate another culture is by being aware, and even participating in their holidays. One of the holidays that exists in Cabo San Lucas, as well as many countries, is the Day of the Holy Kings. (Related topics: whale watching Los Cabos)
This day falls on the 6th of January and is celebrated in remembrance of the biblical story of the kings’ visit to Jesus. On this day, there are festivals that fill the street where you can hear music, dance, and eat. One of the special desserts that’s served on this day is the Rosca de Reyes, which is a wreath-shaped fruity bread baked with a figure of Jesus on the inside. The figurine of Jesus represents the Holy Family fleeing from King Herod’s Massacre of the Innocents. Some people say that whoever finds the figurine is the godparent of Jesus for that year; other people also say that whoever finds it has to make the tamales for the next event.
No matter what religious background that you have, it’s always interesting to learn about the beliefs of another culture. If you’re going to be in Cabo San Lucas during that time, don’t be afraid to join the fun! It’s important to remember that there may be some areas where streets are closed down due to the festivals. If you need help navigating around the crowds, ask our travel agents for advice.
In addition, if you want to celebrate this day with a fun excursion, we have many activities that are available. One of the popular activities to do during this time is whale watching in Cabo. This is because this is the time of the year that Humpback and Grey Whales come to the waters around Los Cabos and give birth to calves. If you want to go whale watching in Cabo or experience one of our other excursions, contact us at Only Cabo Tours.