Do you celebrate Epiphany or Three Kings Day?
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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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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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.
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.
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.