The Three Kings

The Three Kings

ID# 1997.0097.0511.001

Some of the most famous characters in the stories about the birth of Jesus are the Three Kings, also called the Three Wise Men or Magi. The Bible doesn't specify their names or countries of origin, only that they were guided by the star of Bethlehem to bring three gifts to honor the birth of Christ, the King of the Jews. On the Catholic calendar, the Three Kings are celebrated on the 6th of January. This date is when Puerto Rican children traditionally expected their Christmas gifts, not from Santa Claus, but from the Three Kings. This set is from the town of Morovis, probably crafted by a member of the Rivera family.