How is the Epiphany is Celebrated in other coUntries? Camilla Osorio | January 13, 2017

REYES MAGOS - COLOMBIA

January 6th is a National Holiday in Colombia, and it officially marks the end of the holiday season. This particular holiday is known as the Día de los Reyes Magos -- Three Kings Day or the Epiphany.

CHILDREN

When January 6 approaches, Colombians make many preparations for this particular day. After December the 31st, children start writing letters to their favorite Wise Man or Rey Mago. In the letters, they ask Balthazar, Melchor, and Gaspar for presents.

Children participating in the festival.

FESTIVAL

The real celebration is at nighttime when the streets are flooded with people celebrating. Soon after, the floats and magi on camels appear and greet everyone before reenacting the Nativity scene.

REFERENCES

https://www.ineventos.com/co/blog/6-de-enero-dia-de-reyes.aspx

http://www.diasfestivosonline.com/dia-de-reyes-en-colombia-magos/

http://www.enforex.com/culture/reyes-magos.html

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Credits:

Created with images by TheCreativePenn - "St Peters Epiphany Mass, Rome" • Miguel. (respenda) - "Adoración de los Reyes." • Catedrales e Iglesias - "Ex Convento Franciscano de los Santos Reyes,Tizimín,Estado de Yucatán,México"

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