First grade students at Saluda Elementary School recently celebrated the 12th Day of Christmas, otherwise known as Three Kings Day, or Old Christmas in Appalachia.

As is the tradition in many Spanish-speaking communities, students enjoyed a King Cake, shaped round like a crown and decorated with green, purple and gold – symbolizing faith, justice and power.

Each student found a “baby” (jelly bean) in their cake, so all of them were royalty for a day.