Epiphany? What is it? Why do we celebrate it?
On the Twelfth Day …
by Rob Kerby, Senior Editor
Epiphany is celebrated every January 6 by millions, considered to be the day the Wisemen finally found the Christ child. Celebration varies widely around the world. Greek Orthodox youth take a frigid swim. In New Orleans, it is the start of Carnival, which ends with Mardi Gras. In Russia, any water poured on Epiphany is regarded as holy. In Latin America, children receive gifts. In Shakespeare’s England, it was the last day of a series of wild parties!