Saturday, January 6th, is the Day of Epiphany.
Many Christians around the world annually celebrate Epiphany on January 6th. It is a public holiday in many countries and marks two events in Jesus Christ’s life, according to the Christian Bible. The first event was when the three wise men, or kings, visited infant Jesus. The second event was when St. John the Baptist baptized Jesus, thirty years later.
January 6th, which is 12 days after Christmas in the Gregorian calendar, marks not only the end of the Christmas holidays but also the start of the Carnival season, which climaxes with Mardi Gras. In some European countries, such as the Czech Republic and Slovakia, children dress as the three kings and visit houses. In their roles as the kings, or wise men, they sing about the baby Jesus’ birth and pay homage to the “king of kings”. They are rewarded with…
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