Sunday, January 6, 2008

Dia de Reyes

Rosca de Reyes!

This day, you take a slice of this bread and if you get the figurine you have to make a party the next February 2nd where the main dish are tamales.


Los Reyes Magos brought me presents!

Here in Mexico, and mostly in the South, Los Reyes Magos are the ones who bring presents to the kids. Since I got my presents from Santa I did not write a letter to them, but, lucky me, they brought me something anyway!

An orange monkey

A pink elephant

A squeaky spider


A "Calvin Can" sweater and pajamas

My mom cut a piece of rosca for me, which BTW I did not eat, and I did not get a figurine. My grandpa got it, so, he is going to buy the tamales next month!

Have a good night



Luckie Girl said...

Hey Lorenza,
Thanks for sharing. I think it's really interesting to learn more about your culture. :) And of course getting new toys and treats makes it even more interesting!

4xBs said...

hi Lorenza, wow, los reyes magos brought you some nice presents and treats. will you get to eat the tamales too? that sounds like a fun tradition.


Clive's World said...

Hey, we'll be over for tamales!! You really got some great presents. Seems like you are always getting great thing! Good for you, you lucky doggie.

Hugs, Clive

Maya and Kena said...

Hey there Lorenza,
Wow!! That is a pretty rosa de reyes!! Our humans just came back from a party (our humans are mexican and they have the same traditions as you with the rosca!! :D) but we didn't get any rosca, we stayed at home... Your so lucky you got stuff from the three kings!!! We didn't, but our human siblings got clothes!! :)
Have a great day!
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena
PS. Boy, the weather IS crazy!

Peanut said...

Wow that's neat. Lucky for you you didn't get the figurine. How would you have bought tamales?

Bentley & Niko said...

that food looks good! WE LIKE READING ABOUT ALL YOUR CUSTOMS, we need more days to get presents!

Patience-please said...

Toys and treats! Good for you!

wags from the whippets

happy said...

That's an interesting culture! The tamales looked yummy! Oh look at all the toys and treats! Lorenza, aren't you a lucky girl?

Snowball said...

wooohooo... your new toys and treats and clthes looks very coool! You got so many pressies.


Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...


You are so lucky to get more presents. Too bad you didn't get to eat your slice of cake but we are glad you didn't get the figurine. We aren't sure how you would have been able to buy tamales! (Mom loves tamales. She says she wants to go to your house next month!)

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Koobuss said...

Wow!! You get presents from Santa and then almost two weeks later you get more presents from those other guys!!?? That's wonderful!! You are very lucky, Lorenza. And what nice presents they were.

And that dessert looks good, too! Too bad you didn't have any. If you got the figurine you could have pretended that it was a bone.

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

Comet and BLU said...

Mmmmmm...tamales. We love tamales. Hope you get a little taste of them. Your orange monkey is very cute.
Comet and BLU

Asta said...

What a vewy nice twadition! And those awe gweat pwesents..I love the toys ,especially the owange one,hehehe, and all the clotheses, you'we going to need a biggew closet soon
smoochie kisses

Lacy said...

woofies Lorenza!!! wow more pressies and tweats...dat food lookied never hadeded a tomale, iz it good??

b safe,

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Woh, tamales sure is interesting. What alot of pawsome presents you got too. :)

~ Girl girl

Poppy said...

Wow, that is quite a managerie you have there! We made tamales for Christmas this year. It was our first attempt, and they turned out just okay. We'll do better next time!


Katherine and Pippa, said...

There was a cabalgata here, so Los Reyes must have been. But I still didn't get any presents.

None from Santa and none from them. I must have been such a bad Pippa last year.



Maggie & Mitch said...

What a neat tradition and so soon after Christmas! You're making out quite well, Lorenza!!!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Girasol said...

Que linda tradicion Lorenza, gracias por compartirla con nosotros.
I like the pink elephant, looks cool!
save me a couple of tamales for me.

Anonymous said...

What a great tradition!

Your presents look awesome :)


Cody, THE Fussy Pot Pants said...

What a nice, erm, cake! Did ur hoomans baked it? Can they bake me a cake too? teeheehee...

U got clothes! Hard to find a size that fits me.. Darn, i wished i had your figure!

TH said...

Olá Lorenza!
Você ganhou muitos presentes! E são todos legais! Que sorte, hein! Divirta-se bastante com eles!
Gostei de aprender mais sobre as suas tradições.


Harry said...

What a lucky girl to get more gifts! I bet you look very sweet in your pj's!

Toodle pip,
Harry x

sharkgila said...

Ha-woo, those are great prezzies. Lucky you, prezzies come twice!


Boo said...

lorenza, you are sharing but can i bring it home?

wet wet licks


Byron y Xinver said...

HOla Lorenza, aquí en España también se come el roscón de Reyes y hay una figurita y un haba. Quien encuentra la figura es coronado rey y quien encuentra el haba tiene que pagar el roscón. Eso es la tradición pues ya se ha perdido...
Un besote.

Ripley said...

Hola, Lorenza! Too bad your mom has you on a diet :(

If you need any ideas for that elephant, this might help:

I think my mom and dad will be visiting Mexico in a couple of days.... their human son is in some type of year-long college program. Maybe they'll bring back some tamales...

e said...

You are so lucky. Even the human food is making my ma go crazy..

Catch you later sweetie

Fei and her human, Eve

Dolly & Zoopy said...

The Rosca looks yummy!

Do show us a picture of tamales?

You got nice pressies...nice pyjamas...waiting to see you in the pyjamas..

Dolly and Zoopy

Amber-Mae said...

Woh, what's that? Looks good! Those stuff are great!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Crikit, Sparky & Ginger said...

Oh Lorenza! what a yummy rosca and good thing you didn't eat any so your health will stay good. Mommy never knew of this tradition. Apawarently, they didn't practice but since she wants to learn how to make tamales we're gonna start, yeah!

Love Licks & waggin Tx tails

Deefor said...

Lucky Lorenza. More presents. And a happy day. I am glad you didn't choke on a tiny figurine. My owner mom got one in her cake a long time ago in Mexico.


Barlow Putz said...

unbelievable picture, dog, terrier, watches dog whisperers on tv, 2 actual pictures, honest, you can't miss this..on

Lady Kaos said...

You got SCHMAKOS!!! I LOVE Schamkos! You are a VERY lucky dog!! Schmakos are the bestest treat EVER!!!!
I'm going to go practice my cute face so I'll get Schmakos when someone comes home for lunch.

Ricky Pepper said...

Hi Lorenza! Sorry you didn't get the figurine but I guess it would be hard for you to go out and get the tamales anyway, hehe. Looks like you got great pressies from los reyes magos. What dress will you wear for your next party? Decisions, decisions!
Ricky & the Babes

Murphey said...

Stuffie to destroy, AWESOME!


Gus and Louie said...

Wow that looks so tasty!! We sure could get into tasting that...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Holly said...

Wow does that look awesome!!

And so many cook pressies!

I gave you an award! Stop by my blog.


Asta said...

Good news!
Lacie and BabyStan have apologised and say it was all a stoopid misundewstanding and we'we all welcome in theiw club, no mattew what colow ow anything we now i have to fugoowe out how to get this colow out,hehehe,
smoochie kisses

Joe Stains said...

That sounds like a fun holiday, except what would have happened if you did get the figurine? Do you know how to cook Tamales?

Agatha and Archie said...

Wow you are a lucky little girl!!!And so soon after Christmas!! Love A+A

Charlie said...

Hurrah for Los Reyes Magos! What a wonderful tradition!!
- Charlie

Spencer said...

Hi Lorenza,

Mmmmm I love tamales, I may have to come down there for a visit next month! You sure got a lot of presents, chew those toys up good!


Ling said...

lookit the toyss!!

officially jealous!


Simba said...

What a lot of presents. You are very lucky.

Simba xx

PetArtist said...

Tamales sound yummy! And I like the idea of getting more pressents two weeks after Christmas (your elephant looks like fun!).


Turbo Taj

Verdi y Gaucho tibetano en Madrid said...

hola chamaquita..
ayer recibimos tu tarjeta, muchas gracias....
nos gusto mucho

Gorda said...

Felices Reyes...que interesante lo de la rosca, nosotros también comemos pero la verdad es que no se si tenemos alguna tradición...eso si la noche anterior a reyes les dejamos nuestros en una ventana zapatitos para que nos dejen los regalito junto con un poco de agua y comida para los camellos.

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Awesome Gifts!

Thank you for sharing. We love to know more about all our friends culture.

Boy n Baby

umekotyan said...

It is savory bread.
Wonderful dish of Mexico.
...wanting eat...
And,, a lot of presents.

from loved ume tyan

Mack said...

How cool! It's kinda like having two Christmases! I wonder if we could start doing that here in the US......

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

Dear Lorenza, thank you for telling us something about your traditions.

You almost could say you had "two Christmases" with all those lovely presents!

The food looked and sounded so good!

love and hungry licks, Marvin xxxx

Amber said...

Yumyum, I love to try the tamales! Great pressies! Lorenza!

Amber :)

Chinook said...

Lorenza, those toys look really fun! those treats look yummy too. =) Glad u had fun. Luckily u didn't get the figuring, else everyone would be eating up ur treats and u would have none left!

Lotsa licks,

Ike said...

Wow - you guys get christmas twice and you get to have lots of parties!!!! I'm moving. We're boring up here - just lots of 'OMG when is winter going to end? boo hoo, boo hoo!'

Noah the Airedale said...

Hi Lorenza,
What a nice tradition you have. We love to learn about other cultures. The tamales sound very yummy.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Lacy said...

woofies, check me bloggy me got sumthin fur u...

b safe,

Frasier said...

Hi Lorenza
Thats cool!
I love your gifts !

Maverick the Pirate said...

Harrr Lorenza
you got cool stuff for Christmas Harrrr
Cap'n Maverick the Pirate

Hana said...

Wow, those treats look good. Plus the bread looks awesome too! Are ya gonna eat all those treats? If they are not on your diet, they are on MY diet! Hehehehe. Tamales sound delicious! So many dogs have posts about food, it is making me drool!

Dory and Liza said...

Lorenza -

How great to hear about your tradition - thank you for sharing. Also, my human says she wants to visit your family because you always have the yummiest looking food!! Tamales are her favorite!!

Anyhow have a great week -

Love your fellow June calendar girl -


Jackson said...

Hey Lorenza! what a beautiful cake! Neat presents! And you're going to have tamales next month? I want to move to Mexico!! J x

Ferndoggle said...

Wow does that look delicious! Mom loves tamales. Looks like you got some super great presents...and some new outfits too.


Aniemother said...

Wow! How nice of them to get you some pressies too, even though Santa did as well!

We're glad you're our friend too!

Hugs, The WriggleButts

Stanley said...

Calvin CAn?? Now, that's funny.

You got yourself scores of prezzies for Dia de Reyes! I especially love your orange monkey & the pink elephant. Take good care of them.

Goober love,