How the Epiphany is Celebrated in other Countries? Kelly Harris 01/13/17

Nicaragua celebrates the epiphany on the 6th of January. In Managua, the capitol, the Cathedrial had mass from noon to 6 in the evening.

Traditionally before the dawn of January 6th kids wake up looking for their gifts that have been left by the kings. Everything is very exciting for little ones, who sleep lightly and listen to any noises, whispers, or perhaps strange sounds of the camel's hooks, as it happens in the tale of the arrival of the kings.

Hundreds of children share their rendition of the trip to Bethlehem that made the kings Melchor, Gaspar, and Baltasar to give gifts to the baby Jesus.

The biblical tradition comes from the Gospel of Matthew, where it says that upon seeing the star, the kings were filled with joy and they followed it until they found the Virgin Mary. They knelt at the baby's side and worshiped him, opened their coffered and offered their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

The day is celebrated by many parades and parties. Afterwards, a dinner is made to celebrate between friends and family.


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