Three Kings Day Celebration
Latinas Unidas organizes a children’s event to celebrate the 3 Kings Day (January 6) during the month of January.
Customarily, we first have a parranda (sing-along), when we sing villancicos (traditional Christmas songs in Spanish). We organize an arts and craft activity for the kids, and after the reading of the Three King story, the 3 Kings "in person" arrive and give candy and a gift to the children. We also serve dinner featuring typical Hispanic dishes.
We have been fortunate to count with community leaders and personalities that cheerfully agree to participate as the Kings, such as Rochester Mayor Bill Johnson; Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy; WOKR TV Weather Reporter, Richard Mc Cullogh; WHAM TV 13 Weather Reporter Glenn Johnson; Rochester Fire Chief Floyd A. Madison; the city’s commissioner of community development, Julio Vazquez; Sgt. Carlos Garcia of the Rochester Police Department; Sen. Joseph Robach, R-Greece; Albert Algarin, president of North Clinton Avenue Business Association, among others.