el dia de reyes magos
I'm a bit confused by "reyes magos".
reyes = kings magos = magicians
How does that translate to "three wise men"? Where is the "tres"?
They are Los (tres) Reyes Magos.
But the holiday (national festivity in Spain) is called el día de reyes: January the 6th. And yes, they are the Three Wise Men.
One quick note (joke): We usually say to children the following:
- ¿Sabes cómo se llaman los Reyes Magos? Son Melchor, Gaspar, Basaltar y se cayó.
- Do you know the Three Kings names? They're Melchor, Gaspar, Basaltar and he felt over.
This comes of the misspelling of Baltasar said as Basaltar.
- Va a saltar (Basaltar) means he is going to jump.
[Revise my English, please]