Three Kings Day goes on at ArtsQuest

Written by on December 31, 2020

ArtsQuest to celebrate Three Kings Day with pandemic precautions

By Genesis Ortega

December 31, 2020

Photo courtesy of ChristmasCity.org

Christmas is over,  but for many Latinos, the holiday season officially ends on Jan. 6. That’s the day, according to the Bible, the Three Kings visited baby Jesus bearing gifts. And the annual local celebration on the SteelStacks campus will go on even if it’s a little different this year.

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ArtsQuest expects more than 400 families to attend its ninth annual celebration of El Dia de los Reyes, also known as Three Kings Day or Epiphany. 

Patrick Brogan, chief programming officer for ArtsQuest, is leading the event. He says it provides a space for a growing demographic in the Lehigh Valley.  

“It certainly is a celebration for the Latino community. And through the Latino community here in South Bethlehem, we’ve deepened our understanding of how important this celebration is,” Brogan says. 

And while this year, there won’t be food, music, art  – or Wise Men on camels – due to the pandemic… other aspects will remain. 

Children 12 and under will get gifts from the Three Kings and a bilingual handout explaining the tradition. And, for safety, they’ll be distributed by way of a drive-through experience.

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