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el Día de Reyes
6th Jan. (the day when presents are traditionally given in Spanish-speaking countries)
tomar las uvas
to see the New Year in. (in Spain a grape is eaten for each stroke of the clock, at 12 p.m., on Dec. 31st. Each grape is supposed to represent one month of the new year.)
On the 6th of Jan., there is a Christmas parade, the principal characters are the "magic kings" who drive around the city on a float and shower the children and the people with sweets and other presents.
traditional Christmas sweet made mainly from large and almonds, very similar to "polvorón"
una rosca de Reyes/ un roscón de Reyes
a large round bun baked for the 6th of Jan., with candied fruits and things hidden (coins, etc.)
turrón de chocolate
a typical Spanish sweet eaten at Christmas
made with ground almonds
hard and nougat-like
made with chocolate and puffed rice
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