“Epiphany 2014: Dates, Customs, Scripture And History Of ‘Three Kings Day’ Explained”

6 Jan

“Epiphany 2014: Dates, Customs, Scripture And History Of ‘Three Kings Day’ Explained”

via “Huffington Post

“The Feast of the Epiphany, marking the end of the 12 Days of Christmas and the new season of Epiphany, is observed on Monday, January 6, 2014.

Epiphany — which is variously known as Theophany, Three Kings Day and El Dia de los Tres Reyes — is a Christian celebration of the revelation of the birth of Jesus to the wider world. This is embodied most in the story of three wise men visiting a newborn Jesus with gifts, found in the Gospel of Matthew 2:1-12.

In this story, Magi (wise men) from the east follow a star to Jerusalem . . . . “

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