Do you celebrate Epiphany or Three Kings Day?

@kaka135 (13479)
Malaysia
January 6, 2016 5:18pm CST
It is Three Kings Day or Epiphany on 6 January. It is not a popular festival here, and I am not sure if anyone in my country celebrate this. Though I did not really celebrate it, I told my children the story about Three Kings following the star, visiting Baby Jesus and also offering the gifts (gold, frankincense and myrrh) to Baby Jesus. I think there are good values of this festival that I'd like to tell my children. I will do more research and see if I can do a small celebration together with my children next year. Do you celebrate this day? How do you celebrate it?
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@LadyDuck (118731)
• Switzerland
7 Jan 16
Yes, we have celebrated Epiphany yesterday, in Switzerland it is an official holiday as it is in Italy and Austria and several other European countries.
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@kaka135 (13479)
• Malaysia
15 Jan 16
Thanks for telling me that. I read that some European countries celebrate Epiphany, but I was quite surprise that it's not celebrated in United States, if I am not mistaken.
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@LadyDuck (118731)
• Switzerland
16 Jan 16
@kaka135 No, they do not celebrate Epiphany in the United States. I think that it's mainly a Catholic celebration, I know that this day is only celebrated in Churches there.
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@kaka135 (13479)
• Malaysia
16 Jan 16
@LadyDuck I have some Catholic friends here, perhaps I should ask them if they celebrate this in churches as well. I just never heard them mentioning about this day. My ex-colleague told me how they celebrate Easter in church.
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@trivia79 (7945)
• El Segundo, California
7 Jan 16
Here in the Philippines, most people celebrate that on churches. Philippines is the largest catholic country in the southeast asia
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@kaka135 (13479)
• Malaysia
15 Jan 16
That's good. Yes, I have read that from many Philippines people here.
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@trivia79 (7945)
• El Segundo, California
16 Jan 16
@kaka135 Cool! So you have Filipino friends over there?
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@kaka135 (13479)
• Malaysia
16 Jan 16
@trivia79 Nope. I mean in mylot here, there are so many Filipino here.
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@ridingbet (36545)
• Philippines
8 Jan 16
it is just attending mass on that day. we also bring the tree down when the feast is done.
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@kaka135 (13479)
• Malaysia
15 Jan 16
So, that's the time to says "it's time to go back to normal and holiday has ended"?
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@ridingbet (36545)
• Philippines
16 Jan 16
@kaka135 it is, until we wait for December this year again, and it takes 11 months more.
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• United States
7 Jan 16
No, I do not celebrate this holiday.
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@kaka135 (13479)
• Malaysia
15 Jan 16
It seems like not many countries are celebrating this festival.
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• United States
15 Jan 16
@kaka135 Yes, I have never heard of it to begin with , hehe.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
15 Jan 16
I have celebrated this when I was a child with parents. It was really basic and just the fact that we were taught in school and also parents reminding us. We would have bread and drinks around the baby Jesus and have to attend the Mass.
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@kaka135 (13479)
• Malaysia
16 Jan 16
I like simple celebration. I think nowadays most festivals have been commercialized too much.
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@scheng1 (24950)
• Singapore
10 Jan 16
Never heard of this festival, and I think by then, all of us are too busy at work to take any notice. I sure hope that my country has more public holidays.
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@kaka135 (13479)
• Malaysia
15 Jan 16
I am not sure if there are many countries celebrating this festival, as it doesn't seem to be a very popular festival. I think my country has quite a number of public holidays, of course I enjoy them!
@simone10 (22269)
• Louisville, Kentucky
7 Jan 16
No, that's not celebrated where I live.
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@kaka135 (13479)
• Malaysia
15 Jan 16
I read that United States do not celebrate this holiday, I was quite surprised.
@salonga (27969)
• Philippines
7 Jan 16
Sadly, this holiday is no longer celebrated in our country. By the way, I read in the Bible that it is not really 3 Kings that followed the star, but wise men, whether they were kings or not, it was not stated but certainly they were Wise Men and it was not stated either if they were only 3. Well, maybe readers concluded they were 3 because there were 3 kinds of gifts: frankincense, gold and myrrh.
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@kaka135 (13479)
• Malaysia
15 Jan 16
I think this is a good festival to celebrate for Christians. From the information I read, it's either 3 Kings or Wise Men or Magi. This confused me at the beginning, as it's also called Three Kings' Day. I also told my son, they were wise men, but I am not sure whether they were really kings. Thank you for sharing this to me.
@JudyEv (97322)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Jan 16
We don't celebrate it as such but the mass we attended was called the Mass of the Epiphany and dealt with the topic.
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@kaka135 (13479)
• Malaysia
15 Jan 16
That's good. I think there are good values about this day to share with others.
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@yukimori (8542)
• United States
6 Jan 16
We celebrate it, but only because it happens to be my youngest daughter's birthday. This year we're doing cake and presents after dinner.
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@kaka135 (13479)
• Malaysia
15 Jan 16
It's so nice to celebrate two events together!