Happy Three Kings Day
Even though the holidays are over for most of us, many people are still celebrating. For many Christians in Spain and Latin America, the holiday season officially ends on January 6, which is the 12th day of Christmas known as the Feast of the Epiphany, or Three Kings Day. The holiday celebrates the biblical tale in which the Three Kings, or Three Wise Men, visit baby Jesus after his birth.
The word Epiphany means manifestation or appearance. Popular Epiphany customs include singing, chalking of the door, blessing of your home, consuming Three Kings Cake, and attending church services. Many families also leave salt or grass for the camels, similar to the milk and cookies kids leave for Santa. Children also leave their shoes by the door of their house, so the three kings can leave them presents.
For those of you who are celebrating Three Kings Day, Happy El Dia de los Reyes!