3. Bolivia: Three Kings Day
Traditionally in Bolivia, the wise men who brought gifts to Jesus also bring gifts to Bolivian children. On Jan. 6, Bolivians celebrate the “Dia de los Reyes,” the Three Kings Day.
The day before Three Kings Day, Bolivian children leave their shoes outside the door with letters to the wise men. In the morning, they find the shoes filled with candy and pastries. Today in many cases, the wise men seem to have decided it’s wiser to put Christmas presents indoors.