Mayor Thomas M. Menino, represented by Daphne Griffin, Chief of Human Resources and Executive Director of Boston Centers for Youth and Families, hosted the 11th Annual Three Kings Day Luncheon Celebration today at Boston City Hall. The Three Kings Day Celebration is a wonderful holiday tradition providing Latinos who work in various departments around the City the opportunity to celebrate their cultural heritage with each other and the Mayor.
“This has become one of my favorite holiday traditions in the City,” said Mayor Menino. “This event celebrates two of the things I love most about Boston – our wonderful sense of cultural diversity and community.”
This year’s event featured a Latino Art display coordinated by Gloria Carigg and traditional Latino food catered by Plaza Catering.
This year’s honorees are:
- David Rosario, BPL, Shipping and Receiving
- Marilyn Rodriguez, BPL, Connolly Branch
- Angel Lopez, BHA, operations
Three Kings Day is celebrated throughout Latin America, the Caribbean islands and by Latinos living in the United States on January 6th. This day commemorates the biblical story of the Three Wise Men who followed the star to Bethlehem. They arrived bearing their treasured gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh.
This year’s event was made possible by the generosity of many, including City of Boston Credit Union, Fuentes Market, America’s Food Basket, Alex’s Chimis, Target, Stop & Shop of Jamaica Plain and La Alianza Hispana.