Baldo by Hector D. Cantu and Carlos Castellanos

Baldo

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  1. Barb Hinkins

    Barb Hinkins said, almost 3 years ago

    Time to put away the Christmas tree and decorations :(

  2. maestrabella67

    maestrabella67 said, almost 3 years ago

    Rosca de reyes, yum! But watch out! If you get the baby, you have to throw the party on Feb 2! ☺ Feliz Día de Reyes!!!

  3. corque

    corque said, almost 3 years ago

    Put my decorations away last night, kinda still keeps the tradition.

  4. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    She got tube of frankincense.

  5. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, almost 3 years ago

    For those Baldo readers who don’t read Spanish, “El Día de Los Reyes” means “the day of the kings”. As Gracie said, that’s the day the Magi arrived to visit Jesucristo, as Spanish-speaking people refer to Christ.

    Unfortunately, where I live in central PA (9 miles from Hershey), many of the pure German-ancestry folk have long since taken down their decorations, some before New Year’s Eve.

    I’m Scots-Irish and German Protestant, but I, too, wait until Epiphany (12th Night) until I take my Christmas decorations down.

  6. q-bud0621

    q-bud0621 said, almost 3 years ago

    I remember my parents tell of the practice that kids would place grass and water for the camels under their beds. In its place they would find a gift left by the Magi.

  7. frumdebang

    frumdebang said, almost 3 years ago

    @maestrabella67

    When I lived in Mexico, I heard of people who would swallow the baby in the cake, rather than have to throw the party. (For those who don’t know what we’re talking about, a traditional cake served on this day has a tiny baby doll baked into it. If you get the piece of cake with the baby, you have to throw the party in February.) Feliz Dia, maestrabella67.

  8. chefcass

    chefcass said, almost 3 years ago

    @AshburnStadium

    I was unaware. Decorations come down here Dec 26th

  9. marrocco

    marrocco said, almost 3 years ago

    Well, now you’ve had an epiphany. :)

  10. Shikamoo!

    Shikamoo! GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @big G 3469

    So that is where King Cake comes from? I saw it at Mardi Gras in New Orleans for the first time. Very colourful.

  11. Shikamoo!

    Shikamoo! GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @AshburnStadium

    Me too, and I am in Canada. I’m Scots-Irish-Welsh and English (one of each in my Grandparents).

  12. Shikamoo!

    Shikamoo! GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @frumdebang

    So this is tradition elsewhere? Swallowing a plastic baby is dangerous. But going to emergency beats throwing a party I suppose.

    I was a stranger to the custom in New Orleans. I still have that baby Jesus as a souvenir.

  13. The J.A.M.

    The J.A.M. said, almost 3 years ago

    Geez….
    Nowhere in the Bible does it say there were 3 wise men, and the name “Belteshazzar” is only mentioned in Daniel. There were 3 SETS of gifts, but 3 rich men were NOT going to travel through the bandit-infested desert for 4 months (from Babylon to Israel) by themselves.
    Minimum, it was a caravan of 20 people on 30 camels (10 astrologers, 10 soldiers, and 10 camels with the gifts and food and water for the trip).

  14. Juankis

    Juankis said, almost 3 years ago

    Mexican tradition has the decorations taken down on Dia de la Candelaria (Candlemas in english), which is February 2nd (yay procrastination), the same day the people who got a baby Jesus doll are supposed to throw a party, to celebrate the day Jesus was presented at the Temple.

    They would also take the baby Jesus from the nativity scene dress it up in finery (paid by the same people throwing the party) and bring it to their local church fro blessing

  15. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, almost 3 years ago

    On February 2, you serve sausage. After all, it is ground hog day.

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