Epiphany

DateEventPlace
Jan 06, 2019 Epiphany 2019 World
Jan 06, 2020 Epiphany 2020 World

Information about Epiphany

The Three Wise Men visiting Jesus Christ.

Significance: Epiphany celebrates the revelation of God the Son as a human being in Jesus Christ. The day commemorates the visit of the Three Kings to Bethlehem, who visited Jesus after his birth, bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

Type:
Christianity
Celebrations:
Blessing of waters; house blessings; children leave their shoes by the door; children in groups of three proceed in costume from house to house while singing songs typical for the occasion, and receiving a coin or some sweets at each door; eating king cake; celebrating the beginning of the Carnival season in Louisiana; joining the Great Fruitcake Toss in Manitou Springs, Colorado
Observed by:
Christians
Legal holiday in:
Parts of Germany, Austria, Poland, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Iceland, Croatia, Andorra, Finland, Greece
Location:
World
Synonyms:
Theophany, The Day of Kings, Third Christmas Day

Epiphany in other languages

Reyes Magos
Spanish:
╔piphanie
French:

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