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Cultural event celebrates Three Kings with free toys for kids

Posted at 11:26 PM, Jan 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-05 23:49:15-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Some happy children went home with some new toys on Saturday as part of the 15th annual El Juguetazo at L.C. Bird High School in Chesterfield County.

The cultural event , which is observed in many Latino and Asian communities, celebrates the Three Kings who brought gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh to baby Jesus.

Juan Santacoloma said the event was designed to give needy families gifts for their children who were unable to receive assistance from other holiday programs.

In recent years over 2,400 kids were able to receive gifts at the event.

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Kids receive new toys at Chesterfield’s celebration of El Juguetazo. The event commemorates the arrival of the Three Kings and is celebrated by many Latino and Asian communities around the world.

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