The Secretariat of Citizen Security of Mexico City (SSC-CDMX) reported that it will strengthen vigilance, security and road mobility in the 16 municipalities, starting today and until Friday, January 6, within the framework of “Three Kings Day”. 2023″, in order to safeguard the physical and patrimonial integrity of the people who go to buy toys and other items at shopping malls and pilgrimages.
For this reason, the SSC-CDMX will deploy more than 5,000 uniformed officers from the Proximity, Metropolitan and complementary police forces, in coordination with the authorities of the 16 municipalities, which will be supported by 253 official vehicles, 10 motorcycles, 16 ambulances, five tow trucks , 17 motorcycle ambulances and a Condors helicopter that will carry out prevention overflights.
There will be 350 police officers from the Traffic Control Subsecretariat who will be in charge of guaranteeing pedestrian and vehicular mobility in popular markets, street markets and pilgrimages to maintain control of parking in permitted and non-permitted areas, apply the Mexico City Traffic Regulations, They will also carry out patrols to prevent the theft of vehicles and auto parts.
The three wise men
Three Kings Day is celebrated every January 6 in several countries, in order to remember the adoration of the baby Jesus by the three Magi.
And it is that according to the story, three Wise Men, Melchor, Gaspar and Baltazar —mounted on a camel, a horse and an elephant—, traveled from the East to Jerusalem guided by a star, to adore a newborn prophet and take him three offerings: gold, frankincense and myrrh.
Three Kings Day is accompanied by the traditional rosca, which is why bakeries across the country are already working at a forced march to cover all orders.
The Rosca de Reyes is a tradition that had its beginnings in the Middle Ages (14th century) in European countries such as France and Spain. He arrived in Mexico during the Conquest.
Since then it is customary to break a bagel, which is characterized by its circular shape, a symbol of God’s eternal love.
According to tradition, the Rosca de Reyes is broken on January 6, the day the Three Wise Men arrive.
For Christians, the oval shape of the bagel represents the infinite circle of love for God. The crystallized dried fruits that adorn the bread symbolize the jewels embedded in the crowns of the Magi, the hidden doll represents the Child Jesus.
In Mexico, there is also a tradition that whoever finds the figure of the Child Jesus must take care of it until February 2, which is celebrated on “Candelaria Day”.