Images of the Three Kings Melchor, Gaspar and Baltazar are on display in churches throughout Mexico.
Tizimín, in northern Yucatán, is especially famous for its festival of Los Santos Reyes, when the faithful form long lines to enter the vast church, to ritually brush the religious images with fresh green branches sold outside.
Almost lifesize images of the richly robed Three Kings are housed in an elegant neo-Gothic showcases inside the church.
Gaspar, Melchor & Baltazar. (© Niccolo Brooker)
text © 2019 Richard D. Perry