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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Happy Three King's Day From #BOLInsiders

Epiphany goes by various names in different cultures. Little Christmas, Three Kings Day, or Twelfth Night all remain the official end of the season's "Twelve Days of Christmas" - counting from Christmas evening on December 25th to the Ephiphany on January 6th.
Epiphany, from the Greek word Epiphania, meaning "revelation" is based on the biblical story that tells of the Magi or Three Kings - Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar - who saw a bright star on the night Christ was born and followed it to Bethlehem. There they found the Christ child and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
The legendary visit would later give rise to the custom of gift giving at Christmas on the Feast of the Epiphany, today traditionally observed on January 6th.
 

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