Here you can catch a glimpse of this tradition:
Today we celebrate the last day of christmas time. Traditionally people go from door to door singing "janeiras" carols (songs announcing that Jesus was born and wishing people good fortune and all the best) and are then invited in to get warm from the cold with some food and drinks. In some small villages, families still gather on "Dia dos Reis" (meaning the day of the kings). But, as we all know, tradition is no longer the same!!!; specially in big cities!; people do not meet anymore and celebrations are, in most houses, not done. After New Year most people close celebration time.
Chez moi: we do not go out singing, but we have a small family dinner listening to christmas songs. That's our way of closing this wonderful time! After today we will all have to wait for more!!!
Tomorrow i'll take out christmas things, pack them and start a new decor time! Still very wintery, but with a slight and shy spring feeling!
Happy "Dia dos Reis" everybody!