Epiphany – While many know it as the day marking 12 days after Christmas and the time to take down the Christmas tree and decorations; it’s actually a holiday with significant meaning. Let’s take a look at the origin and traditions of this holiday
What is Epiphany?
Epiphany means “appearance or manifestation.” Throughout the world, Christians celebrate it on January 6 – 12 days after Christmas Day. Many countries refer to it as “Three Kings Day.” On this day, Western Christianity recognizes Christ’s manifestation to the Gentiles. The Gentiles, represented when the Magi visited the child Jesus and show how God’s gift of the Good News is for all people. Eastern Christianity observe Jesus’ baptism on this day. His baptism revealed his identity to mankind. In the East or the West, Epiphany celebrates God Revealing himself to the world.