How the epiphany is celebrated in other countries (Australia) By: Carson bass 1/13/17

The epiphany in Australia, is celebrated on January 6 by Christians. The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia does the main tradtitions for the people such as the throwing of the cross into the water while the men all swim for it.

Whoever catches the cross first gets good luck and a blessing from the priest.

In the Greek Orthdox world, the Epiphany is one of the most important traditions because it commemorates the 3 magi meeting the baby Jesus and giving him gifts of golf, francensense, and myrr.

In Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia, the celebrations will take place on Sunday January 12.

Greek “Theophania” or “Fota" means Epiphany or the Feast of Lights.

The Epiphany isn't only celebrated by Christians. You don't even have to be religious to celebrate because the whole point of the Epiphany is that it is a presentation of Jesus to the Gentiles so secular people are welcomed and encouraged to celebrate.

Sources: •http://au.greekreporter.com/2014/01/03/celebration-of-holy-epiphany-in-australian-cities/ •https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/australia/epiphany

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