Friday, January 5, 2018

Remember January 6th is the traditional date for the Feast of the Epiphany

Three Kings - Feast of the Epiphany Three Kings
Epiphany goes by various names in different cultures. Little Christmas, Three Kings Day, or Twelfth Night all remain the official end of the season's "Twelve Days of Christmas" --counting from Christmas evening on December 25 to the Ephiphany on January 6.

This year, Epiphany falls on Saturday, January 6, 2018.
Epiphany is from the Greek word Epiphania, meaning "revelation".
In biblical terms, the word best describes the story of how the Magi or Three Kings - Caspar, (or Kaspar or Gaspar) Melchior and Balthasar - saw a bright star on the night Christ was born and followed it to Bethlehem. There they found the Christ child and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
The legendary visit would later gave rise to the custom of gift giving at Christmas on the Feast of the Epiphany, today traditionally observed on January 6.

No comments:

Post a Comment