Epiphany is praised 12 days after Christmas on January 6th (or January 19th for some Orthodox Church who have Christmas on January 7th, for example, Russia) and is when Christians recall the Wise Men, also called the Three Kings, who visited Jesus.
Epiphany is also when a few Churches recollect the time when Jesus was baptized, when he was around 30 and began to show people about God. It signifies ‘disclosure’ and both the visit of the Wise Men and his Baptism are significant occasions when Jesus was ‘revealed’ to be significant.
So, is Epiphany Day celebrated by Russian people only? The answer is no. Epiphany is for the most part celebrated by Catholics and Orthodox Christians.
Epiphany is a major and significant celebration in Spain where it is otherwise called ‘The celebration of the three Magic Kings’ or ‘Holiday de Los tres Reyes Mages’, and is when Spanish and some other Catholic youngsters get their presents as they are conveyed by the Three Kings.
In Spain, on Epiphany morning you may go to the neighbourhood bakers and purchase a unique cake called a ‘Roscón‘ which means a ring formed roll. They are typically loaded up with cream or chocolate and are decorated with a paper crown.
There is typically a figure of a ruler in the event that you find that you can wear the crown and a dried bean on the off chance that you find that you are intended to pay for the cake.
In Catalonia, it is known as a Tortell or Gâteau des Rois and is loaded down with marzipan. In France, you may eat a ‘Galette des Rois’, a sort of flatl almond cake. It has a toy crown cooked inside it and is designed on top with a gold paper crown.
There are comparable customs in Mexico where Epiphany is known as ‘El Dia de los Reyes’ or ‘The day of The Three Kings’. It is customary to eat a unique cake called ‘Rosca de Reyes’ or ‘Three Kings Cake’. A figure of Baby Jesus is covered up inside the cake. Whoever has the infant Jesus in their bit of cake is the ‘Godparent’ of Jesus for that year.
In Portugal, individuals participate in Epiphany partake in singing known as the ‘Janeiras‘ or ‘January Melodies)’. On the Island of Maderia, they are known as the ‘Cantar os Reis’ or ‘Singing the Kings’.
In Austria, at Epiphany, a few people compose an uncommon sign in chalk over their front entryway. It is a token of the Wise Men that visited the child Jesus. It is produced using the year split in two with initials of the names that are now and then given to ‘The Three Wise Men’; Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar in the centre. The sign is intended to ensure the house for the coming year.
At Epiphany in Belgium, kids take on the appearance of the three savvy men and go from door to door to sing tunes and people give them cash or desserts, sort of like Trick or Treat on Halloween.
In Ireland, Epiphany is sometimes called ‘Nollaig na mBean‘ or Women’s Christmas. Generally, the ladies get the vacation day and men do the housework and cooking. It is turning out to be progressively prevalent and numerous Irish ladies presently get together on the Sunday nearest Epiphany and have tea and cakes.
7. New Orleans
In New Orleans, on Epiphany or King’s Day, the Christmas Tree is either brought down or the adornments are supplanted with purple, gold, and green ones and it is then called a ‘Mardi Gras Tree’. Individuals additionally prefer to eat ‘King Cake’ which is a cinnamon cake with sugar on the top and now and then loaded up with cream cheese or jam. The King Cake will have a little child plastic doll inside which represents Jesus. Whoever gets the piece with the doll needs to supply the following King Cake.
So, that is the answer to the question, ‘is Epiphany Day celebrated by Russian people only?’ No, Epiphany is widely celebrated all around the world.