January 06 – Feast of the Epiphany

Feast of the Epiphany

Epiphany (Greek for “to manifest” or “to show”), is a Christian feast day which celebrates the alleged revelation of God in human form in the person of Jesus Christ. Epiphany falls on January 6. Western Christians commemorate the visitation of the Biblical Magi to the child Jesus on this day, i.e., his manifestation to the Gentiles. Eastern Christians commemorate the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River, his manifestation to the world as the Son of God. It is also called Theophany, especially by Eastern Christians.

How to Celebrate Feast of the Epiphany:-

1. Have a family “undecorating” party on January 6. Spend the day taking down the tree and other holiday trimmings at a leisurely pace.

2. Prepare a quiet dinner afterward and discuss what you liked about this Christmas season and what you might want to do differently next year. (Think of it as “thinking out loud” time, though – not as a planning session.)

3. Read the story of Befana. According to legend, as the three wise men journeyed toward the manger, they came upon an old woman who was cleaning her house. They invited her to join them; she needed to continue cleaning but said she’d follow when she’d finished. But Befana never found her way to the manger, and has since been wandering the earth looking for the Christ child.

4. Let the kids decorate a “king’s crown” to serve for dessert. It’s a traditional Epiphany cake with a trinket baked inside it. Whoever gets the piece with the trinket reigns as king or queen of the feast and gets to order everyone else around.

5. Make this the day you exchange gifts with friends. You’ll avoid another must-do event on December’s calendar ‘ and you’ll be able to put off some of your shopping until after the holidays, when you can take advantage of post-Christmas sales.

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