Feliz Dia De Los Reyes!
Also known as Epiphany or Theophany, Three Kings Day celebrates the revelation of Jesus Christ as God’s son. Wise men/magi/kings traveled from the East, following the star of Bethlehem, to find the child Jesus & worship him. (Matthew 2)
This article explains some of the traditions associated with this day. One of the more iconic traditions is putting straw in your shoes for the wise men’s camels. Kind of like putting out cookies for Santa, right Frank?
Today marks the last of the 12 days of Christmas, & is the end of the Christmas season for many (though Orthodox Christmas is tomorrow, Jan 7).
I still have all of my Christmas stuff up around the house, but come tonight I will do as the Relient K songs says.
Take it all down, Christmas is over
But do not despair, but rather be glad
We had a good year, now let’s have another
Remembering all the good times that we had
Oh no more lights glistening
No more carols to sing
But Christmas, it makes way for spring