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Epiphany  - Three Kings Day
6-Jan-2012 T.A.LeRoy

Epiphany - Three Kings Day

For centuries, church calendars in the East and West set the twelve days of Christmas to begin
on Christmas Day and end on January 6, the Feast of Epiphany. It is also know as the day of the
Three Kings (or Wise Men/Magi) Caspar, Melchior, Balthasar.
According to the bible, these three kings saw, on the night when Christ was born, a bright star, followed it to Bethlehem and found here the Christ Child and presented it with gold, fankincense, and myrrh.
January 6, the last day of Christmas, comes with its own traditions. It is a celebrated holiday in many parts of Europe. Carolers are going from house to house; in many homes the Christmas tree is taken down.
For children it is an especially joyous occasion because, associated with taking down the tree goes the "raiding" of the tree.
The sweets, chocolate ornaments wrapped in foil or cookies, which have replaced the sugar plums, are the raiders' rewards.
Most catholic churches have set up a nativity scene with the three kings during the Christmas Season.

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Yiannis Pavlis05-Jan-2013 04:34
Such exquisite lighting .
Norman Richard16-Feb-2012 12:13
we don't celebrate this anymore, a few generation ago, this was the gift giving holiday!
Mairéad08-Jan-2012 13:04
Love this - the use of light is superb. A beautiful beautiful simple church too. V
Sam_C08-Jan-2012 07:39
Superb shot Tom, great light and exposure! V++
Gill Kopy08-Jan-2012 01:05
Love the lighting - great work V
Karen Stuebing07-Jan-2012 22:51
Excellent composition and exposure. I like the nativity scene in the shadow since this is its last day to be seen until next year. Great story too. V.
Zoltán Balogh07-Jan-2012 20:32
Tom, this is a superb photograph!!! V
Vickie BROWN07-Jan-2012 19:05
Terrific capture of this lovely image! V
Bill Miller07-Jan-2012 18:19
Very nice light Tom, and interesting note.
Jean Chiasson07-Jan-2012 17:56
Love the perspective light and scene Tom big vote
Fong Lam07-Jan-2012 16:42
Wonderful light and composition, Tom...V
marko gregoric07-Jan-2012 16:41
Outstanding shot. V
Mikek07-Jan-2012 16:21
Good job handling the contrast in lighting, Tom! Excellent work. V
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)07-Jan-2012 15:38
Beautiful work! V
Tom Munson07-Jan-2012 15:21
Terrific light, Tom!
borisalex07-Jan-2012 15:09
Very creative way to look at this scene from your pov! Excellent low light shot! v.
Blandine Mangin07-Jan-2012 14:41
beautiful mood ! v
Vince07-Jan-2012 14:07
Terrific capture in lovely light. Vote.
Jim Coffman07-Jan-2012 14:05
A very lovely capture,Tom!
an nguyen07-Jan-2012 13:56
You have done a beautiful photo with the light .
Graeme07-Jan-2012 12:47
Terrific scene and lighting. Great source of information as well, Tom.BV
Mildred Alpern07-Jan-2012 11:06
Such a lovely event, for children especially. Beautiful color and light here to accompany this wonderful story.
Colin Storey07-Jan-2012 10:29
Fantastic image of this display, superb colours. v
Irene Wehrli07-Jan-2012 10:14
Fabulous capture in difficult condition, wonderful light, colors and composition!
Betty Vlasiu07-Jan-2012 09:14
Excellent composition,color and lighting!
ac07-Jan-2012 09:06
Doesn't need a lot of details to tell the story.
longbachnguyen07-Jan-2012 08:12
great low light image Tom v
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