Three Kings Day teaches through fun
Annual holy event celebrates the visit of the wise men
More than 250 children enjoyed face painting, balloons, snacks and refreshments before the main event during the ninth annual Three Kings Day Celebration hosted by the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s College Park Community Center Jan. 5. The free event drew a capacity crowd of approximately 400 Prince George’s County family members.
The holiday, known as “El Dia de Los Tres Reyes Magos” or the Epiphany, was sponsored by the Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation. The religious observance celebrates the biblical story of the three wise men who brought gifts to baby Jesus.
Carlos Ocasio, Prince George’s County Parks and Recreation specialist, served as the master of ceremonies, welcoming families to the event.
According to Ocasio, during
Above, a couple of youngsters admire gifts they received from the three kings. Below, sisters Kiara Huapalla, 4, left, and Melanie Huapalla, 5, pose for photos after receiving their presents during the ninth annual Three Kings Day Celebration held at the College Park Community Center Jan. 5.