Epiphany celebration: Why we celebrate Epiphany
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Millions of Christians in the UK and worldwide celebrate Epiphany every January. The date is commonly known for when you should take your Christmas decorations down, but for many, it marks an important element of Christian worship.
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Why do we celebrate Epiphany?
Epiphany is the first major Christian event of the year, falling on January 6 each year.
It marks two important parts of the Christian story, the first being Jesus Christ’s baptism in the Jordan River, which is considered the manifestation of his divinity as God came to earth.
Secondly, it commemorates the visit of the Magi - that is the famous three Kings - to the infant Jesus.
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