The tradition of the Epiphany


December 21, 2017

The arrival of the New Year beckons an important religious celebration that extends the magic of the Christmas season.

While some may think the holiday season ends once New Year's Day comes and goes, for many Christians, the season continues into January with the feast of the Epiphany.

The Epiphany occurs 12 days after Christmas, which falls on January 6 (or January 19 for some Orthodox churches that celebrate Christmas on January 7). The Epiphany celebrates the Three Kings, also known as the Three Wise Men, who visited Jesus shortly after his birth.

The Epiphany is celebrated by Catholics and Orthodox Christians. Among Hispanics, the day is known as El D'a de los Reyes.

Many traditions are included in Ep...

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