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The Day When Children are Kings


Family International volunteer Michael with three Mexican children during “King’s Day”.

Jose “struggling” with his Christmas gifts. Some of these children have hardly ever received presents in their lives.
Family International volunteer Jessica with some of the donated gifts and prizes shared with children during “King’s Day” in Mexico

Dia de los Reyes (“Kings’ Day,” on January 6) is quite a big holiday in Latin America, as well as a very good opportunity to remind people of the real meaning of Christmas. We hosted an event at the San Vicente orphanage and daycare center, and 110 children attended.

The event consisted of breakfast, a clown show, piñatas, interactive games, prizes, and gifts. Each child received a toy, a pair of tennis shoes, and some new clothes. We also distributed over 300 Aurora storybooks, which our sponsors had provided. It was very rewarding to see how much the children enjoyed themselves.

Originally Published in 2007.