How the Epiphany is celebrated in other countries QUinn Jordan 1/13/17

The Epiphany is celebrated on January 6th

According to the Christian Bible, it marks two events in Jesus' life. The first event was when the three wise men visited baby Jesus. The second event was when St. John the Baptist baptized Jesus.

The Epiphany in Spain

Some big towns and cities have Epiphany Parades with each King having a big float that is shaped like a camel. Sometimes there floats are real camels instead.

In Spain, during the parades, they put ornaments on the geese. The children get presents on January 6th, celebrating the Magi visiting baby Jesus
In Spain The Epiphany is called 'Fiesta de Los tres Reyes Mages' In English this translates to 'The festival of the three Magic Kings'.

In Spain the children receive some presents on Christmas Day, but most are opened at Epiphany. The Epiphany celebrates when the Kings or Wise men brought gifts to the baby Jesus.

The fireworks symbolize the coming of the Three Kings bringing gifts to the baby Jesus

sources

http://www.penhook.org/three_wise_men.htm

http://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/spain.shtml

http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2011/01/06/5776059-three-wise-men-and-epiphany-day-celebrations-in-europe

I have neither given nor received any unauthorized help on this work. Quinn Jordan

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