(January 06) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Three Kings Day, et al

Three Kings Day (Little Christmas, Epiphany, Twelfth Day, Greek Christmas, & La Befana)
January 6th is the traditional day the Magi, or the Three Kings, visited the Christ Child. They came bearing gifts of Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh.

Today is also known as Little Christmas, Epiphany, Twelfth Day, Greek or Orthodox Christmas, & La Befana (Italy).

And yes, however you celebrate today, its time to take the tree down because Christmas is officially over!

Photo credit: via flickr



2 Responses to “(January 06) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Three Kings Day, et al”

  1. beads Says:

    lol
    christmas holiday is over ,but if we want ,we can go anytime

  2. Nojaa Says:

    Not so, Beads. Many Christians celebrate and observe Christmas for far longer, from December 5th (St. Nicholas’ Day) to today, January 6th. For them, it is a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the sainthood of the original Santa Claus (St. Nicholas of Myra), and the visit of the three wise men to the manger. For Orthodox and other Christians, Christmas is not merely one day, it lasts for an entire month.

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