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The 6 January is a very important date on the Christian calendar as it marks Epiphany, also known as Epiphany

The old Epiphany is also the 12th Christmas Day and has been used in Europe since the 4th Celebrated in the 18th century, often in association with the magicians or three wise men

Revelation is a Christian feast day, also known as the 12th Christmas Day, which is on the 6th January falls and marks the official end of the festive season

The old festival marks the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist and the visit of the three wise men – which is why it is also known as “Epiphany”

It has been used in Europe since the 4th Century celebrated, associated with the magicians or three wise men

The Gospel of Matthew says that the three kings followed a star through the desert to Bethlehem and carried gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh

And in the Middle Ages, Christmas was celebrated on the 24th for the 12 days of Christmas Eve Celebrated December through Epiphany

While the Catholic Church regards Revelation as a single day, for many Protestant churches, Revelation lasts from June 6th January to Ash Wednesday in February and the beginning of Lent

The six Sundays that follow Revelation are referred to by Christians as the time of manifestation

Some American churches celebrate Epiphany on the Sunday after March 6th January, while Orthodox Christians met on Jan. January remind

Pope Francis often holds the Vatican’s annual Holy Mass for Epiphany in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome

But mass isn’t the only way that Revelation is marked Various festivals take place all over the world

In the Spanish-speaking world, Epiphany is known as the Dia de los Reyes (Epiphany) In Mexico, for example, crowds gather to try the Rosca de Reyes – the bread of kings

In some countries there is a figure of Jesus hidden in bread, and those who find him have a party at Candlemas

in February

In some European countries children leave their shoes the night before to be filled with presents, while others leave straw for the horses of the three kings

Eastern European and Greek Orthodox priests toss a cross in the water and divers compete to find it first

In Prague, Czech Republic, there is a traditional Epiphany Swimming to commemorate Epiphany on the Vltava

In Venice, a traditional regatta that started as a joke in the 1970s has now become a real annual celebration

And in New York, the El Museo del Barrio Latino Museum holds an annual parade with thousands of colorful floats and dolls

The old feast day is a feast day in many countries around the world Catholic and Orthodox countries generally mark it as a holiday

This includes Austria, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Poland, Ethiopia (but on an annually changing date), parts of Germany, Greece, Italy, Slovakia, Spain and Uruguay

Brits hoping for another public holiday will be disappointed – there is no public holiday in Britain to celebrate the Three Kings Day

Colombia and the Philippines have the most holidays each year with a whopping 18 each

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