Audience watches four little girls and two clowns onstage at a Three Kings' Day celebration at La Alianza Hispana, Roxbury, Mass., while two women stand to their feet and applaud.
- Audience watches four little girls and two clowns onstage at a Three Kings' Day celebration at La Alianza Hispana, Roxbury, Mass., while two women stand to their feet and applaud.
Beginning in 1977 through 1989, La Alianza Hispana hosted a Three Kings' Day celebration, an important religious holiday for Latinos generally observed on January 6, twelve days after Christmas. The event was administered annually by Youth Development Unit of La Alianza Hispana. The Three Kings' Day celebrations at La Alianza Hispana included a reenactment of this event, sometimes with a pageant, party, and gifts. In this photograph, the female clown has balloons in her hair and the male clown is dressed like a fireman. The audience consists mostly of Hispanic American children and a few adults. Visible in the background, are the stage props and scenery used for the reenactment the Epiphany, which includes a sheep, a dwelling, and the star (in the sky) that the three magi followed to Bethlehem. This is one of a series of images of the Three Kings' Day celebrations sponsored by La Alianza Hispana.
- Northeastern University Library
- Collection (local):
La Alianza Hispana records (M55)
Hispanic American children
Social life and customs
Star of Bethlehem
La Alianza Hispana (Boston, Mass.)
- 1 color print : 4.99 x 3.51 in.
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- Notes (acquisition):
Donated by La Alianza Hispana.
This project was partially funded with federal assistance from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.