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R osca de reyes or kings' ring is a Spanish and Spanish-American pastry traditionally eaten to celebrate Epiphany.

Although the name indicates that it should be round, the cake generally has an oval shape. For decoration, figs, quinces, cherries or dried and candied fruits are used.

It is traditionally eaten on January 6, during the celebration of “Día de Reyes” (“Kings' Day”), which commemorates the arrival of the three Magi or Wise Men to Bethlehem.

The tradition of placing a trinket, generally a figurine of the Christ child in the cake, represents the flight of Jesus to Egypt, fleeing from King Herod. Whoever finds the figurine is considered blessed.

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