Today is the celebration of Three Kings Day. Three Kings Day, or Epiphany, is the official end of the Christmas season for many Christian religions. Christians believe the twelve days of Christmas ends with the Feast of Epiphany which is also referred to as “The Manifestation of God."
On this day, according to Biblical study the Three Kings, Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar (also referred to as the Three Wise Men or Magi) followed a bright star to Bethlehem and found there the Christ child, presenting him with three gifts: gold, frankincense and myrrh.
Three Kings Day is celebrated in many different ways around the world.
Kids dress as kings and go door to door singing carols in Latin America, while across France and the UK a treat called Galette des Rois, also known as “King Cake” is a big hit. This fluffy cake is consumed by many in celebration of the end of the Christian holiday.
Traditionally, today is also the day when many Christians take down their Christmas trees and decorations.