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January 6, 2013 is Three Kings Day

Posted by on Jan. 6, 2013 at 3:45 PM
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January 6, 2013 is

Three Kings Day

Today is Three Kings Day! Three Kings Day (or The Epiphany) is a Christian holiday that commemorates the biblical story of the three kings—Melchior, Caspar, and Balthazar. The three kings (also known as the Wise Men or Magi) followed the bright star of Bethlehem to bring gifts to the Christ child.

In Latin America, children dress up in king costumes and go door to door in their neighborhoods singing carols in the days leading up to Three Kings Day. In Argentina, sweet wine, fruit, and milk are left outside for the three kings and their camels to enjoy. In France, people eat Galette des Rois, or "king cake," which has a trinket or bean hidden inside of it. The person who receives the piece of cake with the trinket becomes the "king" for the day!

Three Kings Day always falls at the end of Christmastide—also known as the Twelve Days of Christmas! Traditionally, this is the day when all Christmas trees and decorations are taken down. Happy Three Kings Day!

by on Jan. 6, 2013 at 3:45 PM
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Juniper53098
by on Jan. 6, 2013 at 4:05 PM

We celebrated Epiphany at church this morning =)

MamaMandee
by Gold Member on Jan. 6, 2013 at 5:57 PM

TFS!

aidensmomma508
by on Jan. 6, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Cool

nativity

lalasmama2007
by Silver Member on Jan. 6, 2013 at 10:45 PM

We always leave our Xmas decorations up until the arrival of the Three Kings.

Hottmomma607
by Silver Member on Jan. 6, 2013 at 10:53 PM
TFS
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by Platinum Member on Jan. 7, 2013 at 12:04 AM

Thanks for sharing :)

MichelleK41
by Bronze Member on Jan. 7, 2013 at 7:27 AM

How neat, thanks for sharing. =)

wandep
by Gold Member on Jan. 7, 2013 at 10:20 AM

cool

KaylaMillar
by Member on Jan. 7, 2013 at 12:21 PM

tfs

sukainah
by Gold Member on Jan. 7, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Interesting

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