Weekend Passport: Local Puerto Ricans Mark Feast of Three Kings with Parade

Kadeishla Hernandez, 2 looks at the Three Kings during the Three Kings Day traditional celebration in San Juan, Puerto Rico Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005. For more than twenty years the traditional Puerto Rico Governors Three Kings Day Party bring to low income family a way to obtain presents for their children.
Kadeishla Hernandez, 2 looks at the Three Kings during the Three Kings Day traditional celebration in San Juan, Puerto Rico Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005. For more than twenty years the traditional Puerto Rico Governors Three Kings Day Party bring to low income family a way to obtain presents for their children. Herminio Rodriguez / AP Photo
Kadeishla Hernandez, 2 looks at the Three Kings during the Three Kings Day traditional celebration in San Juan, Puerto Rico Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005. For more than twenty years the traditional Puerto Rico Governors Three Kings Day Party bring to low income family a way to obtain presents for their children.
Kadeishla Hernandez, 2 looks at the Three Kings during the Three Kings Day traditional celebration in San Juan, Puerto Rico Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005. For more than twenty years the traditional Puerto Rico Governors Three Kings Day Party bring to low income family a way to obtain presents for their children. Herminio Rodriguez / AP Photo

Weekend Passport: Local Puerto Ricans Mark Feast of Three Kings with Parade

After Christmas and Easter, Epiphany is one of the greatest feasts in the Christian calendar. In Latin-American countries the holiday honors the Three Kings who visited Jesus in the manger, and is often the period of great winter festivals and gift-giving. The Puerto Rican Cultural Center of Chicago is marking the holiday with a parade down Division Street. Joining us is Jose Elias Lopez, a leader in the Puerto Rican community to discuss what this holiday means for the local community.