Three Kings Day goes on at ArtsQuest
Written by Victoria Scialfa on December 31, 2020
ArtsQuest to celebrate Three Kings Day with pandemic precautions
By Genesis Ortega
December 31, 2020
Christmas is over, but for many Latinos, the holiday season officially ends on Jan. 6. That’s the day, according to the Bible, the Three Kings visited baby Jesus bearing gifts. And the annual local celebration on the SteelStacks campus will go on even if it’s a little different this year.
Patrick Brogan, chief programming officer for ArtsQuest, is leading the event. He says it provides a space for a growing demographic in the Lehigh Valley.
“It certainly is a celebration for the Latino community. And through the Latino community here in South Bethlehem, we’ve deepened our understanding of how important this celebration is,” Brogan says.
And while this year, there won’t be food, music, art – or Wise Men on camels – due to the pandemic… other aspects will remain.
Children 12 and under will get gifts from the Three Kings and a bilingual handout explaining the tradition. And, for safety, they’ll be distributed by way of a drive-through experience.
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