About Epiphany (Theophany, Twelfth Day, 3 Kings Day or Adoration of the Magi)
The word "epiphany" means "manifestation" or "revelation." Epiphany (also known as Theophany, Day of Lights, Twelfth Day, 3 Kings Day or Adoration of the Magi) is a Christian holiday that falls on January 6 of each year. January 6th is the twelfth day after Christmas that concludes the season. This Christian feast day celebrates the revelation of Jesus Christ as a human being and the Son of God. In Western Christianity, the holiday is associated with the visit of the wise men to the Christ Child. Through the three kings, Christ revealed himself to the gentiles. The baptism of Jesus by John is the emphasis of Epiphany in Eastern Christianity.
Different Christian religions celebrate this day on different dates (according to their individual calendars). Eastern Churches following the Julian Calendar celebrate the feast on January 19. For Roman Catholics, the feast day is sometimes celebrated the Sunday between January 2 and January 8.
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