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Three Kings Day (or Dia de los Reyes) is a Christian holiday that celebrates the Magi who brought gifts to the Christ child.
The holiday is celebrated twelve days after Christmas on January 6 and is often observed by the U.S. Hispanic community (particularly by Mexican -Americans, especially on the east coast and in Puerto Rico).
Kings, First and Second Books of Known as the First and Second Books of Kings in the Authorized Version, in the Hebrew editions and the Protestant versions these are known as 1st and 2nd Samuel, with the Third and Fourth Books of Kings being styled First and Second Books of Kings.
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 Valley of the Kings - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The Valley of the Kings, or Wadi el-Muluk (وادي الملوك) in Arabic, is a valley in Egypt where tombs were built for the Pharaohs of the New Kingdom, the Eighteenth through Twentieth Dynasties.
The Valley of the Kings also had tombs for the favourite nobles and the wives and children of both the nobles and pharaohs.
King Tutankhamun was a minor king and other kings probably had more numerous treasures.
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 Epiphany - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The observance had its origins in the eastern Christian churches, and included the birth of Jesus; the visit of the three Magi (Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar) who arrived in Bethlehem; and all of Jesus' childhood events, up to his baptism in the Jordan by John the Baptist.
Orthodox Churches also perform a "Blessing of the Waters" on Epiphany Day: following Divine Liturgy, clerics proceed to the nearest body of water, be it a beach, a harbor, a quay, a river, a lake, a swimming pool, a water depot etc, and after a short ceremony they cast a cross in the water.
In Spain, Cuba and some Latin American countries Epiphany day is called El Día de Reyes (Kings' Day, as the Magi are known as the Los Tres Reyes Magos) or Pascua de Negros (Blackmen Christmas).
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The twelve days of Christmas end with the Feast of Epiphany also called "The Adoration of the Magi" or "The Manifestation of God." Celebrated on January 6, it is known as the day of the Three Kings (or wise men/magi): Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar.
According to an old legend based on a Bible story, these three kings saw, on the night when Christ was born, a bright star, followed it to Bethlehem and found there the Christchild and presented it with gold, frankincense and myrrh.
Bibliography on the Three Kings and Volkstümliche Reliquienverehrung.
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 Three Kings Islands -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
As it was the (Eve of Twelfth day; evening of January 5) Twelfth Night feast of the (Twelve days after Christmas; celebrates the visit of the three wise men to the infant Jesus) Epiphany, the day the biblical three kings known as the wise men visited Christ the child, he named the islands accordingly.
The Three Kings group has four main inhospitable islands on a submarine plateau which rises out of extremely deep water.
In 1945, G T S Bayliss made an amazing discovery on Three Kings when he found the last remaining specimen anywhere of a tree which is now called pennantia baylisiana, a Kaikomako.
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 Los Reyes
Even to this day in Hispanic countries throughout the world, January 6 is the day that children receive their Christmas gifts, in commemoration of the Magi's visit.
Later in the day a holiday dinner is prepared and friends and relatives join in the festivities.
was a Nubian King and ruler of Ethiopia.
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 Feature Story: Three Kings Day
The Epiphany, or Día de los Reyes (Three Kings Day), is a Catholic celebration that falls on January 6.
Three Kings Day celebrates the Biblical story of the Three Kings (or Three Wise Men) who followed the star of Bethlehem to visit and bring gifts for the Christ child.
In addition to a party thrown by the "victim" of the rosca, this is the day that the nativity scene is put away, marking the official end of the holiday season.
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 PUERTO RICO HERALD: Christmas Lives On for Latinos…Puerto Rican Community Celebrates A Special Day… Thrilling ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Three Kings Day actually falls every Jan. 6 and is a national holiday in many Latin American nations such as Mexico and Guatemala.
Three Kings Day usually is accompanied by traditional meals such as arroz con gandules, rice with pigeon peas, along with pork - a favorite among Puerto Ricans during the holiday, said Noemi Robinson of Adelante.
Depending on the country or community where this holiday is celebrated, the Three Kings could leave the gifts under the beds, by the manger, or next to a pair of shoes containing a letter with a wish list.
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 Three Kings Day 2005
Also known as the Epiphany, Three Kings Day (Día de los Reyes) is a Christian celebration that commemorates the Biblical story of the three kings who followed the star of Bethlehem to bring gifts to the Christ child.
In the United States, Three Kings Day is popular on the East Coast, particularly in New York and Florida, and in other areas with large Hispanic populations.
A popular tradition practiced on Three Kings Day is serving the Rosca de Reyes — a crown-shaped sweet bread decorated with candied fruits to resemble jewels.
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 Welcome to eTruth!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Three Kings Day also is a tradition in the Hispanic community and is observed in many Eastern European countries and religions.
One year, she put three pink flamingos on the Millers' porch, to resemble the three camels of the kings.
Another Elkhart family celebrating the 12th day of Christmas each year, Harley Yoder and Starla Graber, said the king in their house likes to decide who will be in charge of assigning chores on that day.
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 Caribbean Travel News - Three Kings Day coming to New York   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
On this day, which marks the arrival of three wise men bearing gifts for the Christ child in Bethlehem, the island is brimming with festivities, including parades, singing and dancing, as well as traditional Three Kings Day crafts and cuisine.
Chef Marisoll and her team will be preparing an authentic Three Kings Day menu for the event, starting with assorted hors d'oeuvres including sweet plantain stuffed with meat; shrimp criollo salad on bouchees; and alcapurrias with pork.
Puerto Rico's Three Kings Day event will be held on Tuesday, January 6, 2004, at the James Beard House, located at 167 West 12th Street in New York City.
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 Boston.com / News / Local / Mass. / Three kings for a day replace Santa in the hearts of children
Three kings for a day replace Santa in the hearts of children
DeJesus was among several youths who performed the journey of three gift-bearing kings who followed the star of Bethlehem to the baby Jesus.
In families that celebrate Three Kings Day, the kings, not St. Nick, leave presents for children.
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 The Epiphany Season
In some cultures, the baking of a special King's Cake is part of the festivities of Epiphany (a King's Cake is part of the observance of Mardi Gras in French Catholic culture of the Southern USA).
In traditions that only observe a single day for Epiphany, the colors are often changed after Epiphany to the colors of Ordinary Time, usually green or thematic sanctuary colors, until Transfiguration Sunday, the last Sunday before the beginning of Lent.
The day is now observed as a time of focusing on the mission of the church in reaching others by "showing" Jesus as the Savior of all people.
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 Three Kings Day in Mexico
Three Kings Day in Mexico, day of the Epiphany
Three Kings Day falls on January 6, day of the Epiphany.
Whoever finds the figure in their slice of sweet bread on Three King's Day is obliged to give a party on February 2nd, Candlemas Day, or Día de la Candelaria, offering tamales and atole (a hot, sweet drink thickened with corn flour) to the guests.
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 History - Sacrament Keepsakes Products
As a badge to be worn on the lapel on the Saint's feast day, it is referred to for the first time as late as 1681.
Three Kings Day celebrates the Biblical story of the Three Kings Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar (or Three Wise Men} who saw the star over Bethlem when Christ was born.
It was on this day the 2000 poorly trained Mexican peasants, under the command of General Ignacio Zaragoza and 6000 French soldiers under the command of Napoleon the third.
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 Three Kings Day still alive for kids in 'atheist' nation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The quiet gathering, organized by the wives of the dissidents, also served as a subtle demonstration against the arrests of the 75 activists, most of whom remain behind bars serving lengthy prison terms.
Three Kings Day, or Dia de los Reyes Magos, is celebrated on Jan. 6 -- the day of the epiphany.
In Cuba, it is one of the few holidays that remained alive, albeit discreetly, even after Fidel Castro declared the island an atheist nation and banned religious celebrations soon after he seized control in 1959.
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 Three Kings Day
uring the era of the kings of France, bread was filled with a lima bean, and the person who found it in his bread would receive the gift that His Highness had prepared for the event.
According to the story, the three Wise Men (called in that time "magicians", although they were actually astronomers) saw from the far east the birth of a star over the town of Bethlehem, and they discovered the meaning behind the star: a savior had been born.
The three wise men found the baby in a manger, adored by shapers, and they offered him three gifts: gold, which represented the spiritual wealth of the child; frankincense, which signifies the earth and the sky; and Myrrh, the oil which was used for medicinal as well as spiritual purposes
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 PUERTO RICO HERALD: Three Kings Day, Treasured Tradition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
In Hispanic countries, Three Kings Day marks the climax of the holiday season, the day when children receive the most gifts.
But the jolly old man in the red suit is crowding out the Three Kings, not only in the United States but in many Spanish-speaking countries as well.
Evidence is mounting that Hispanics in the United States increasingly are observing Three Kings Day.
www.puertorico-herald.org /issues/vol4n01/ThreeKings-en.shtml   (487 words)

 Three Kings, Battle of the --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The young king Henry V had recently succeeded to the insecure Lancastrian throne of England.
The fairy tale The King of the Golden River; or, The Black Brothers, a Legend of Stiria, by British writer John Ruskin, was penned as an answer to a dare.
King Philip II was one of the most important figures in world history.
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 Royalty.nu - Royal History - We Three Kings - The Three Wise Men or Magi
According to one tradition, Balthasar was king of Arabia, Gaspar was king of India, and Melchior was king of Persia.
Tradition has it that in later years the Wise Men were baptized by St. Thomas the Apostle; all three became bishops and spent the rest of their lives spreading Christianity, and at the end of their lives they each saw the Star of Bethlehem again and were reunited.
The carol "We Three Kings" was written in 1857 by an American minister, John Henry Hopkins Jr., for use in a Christmas pageant.
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 Pride and Tradition on Three Kings Day
For we believe that 12 days after the birth of Christ, on the 6thof January, three great kings arrived to pay their respects to the baby Jesus.
The Three Kings traveled on camels, and on the night of Jan. 5 children leave grass in shoeboxes (or a reasonable facsimile) underneath their beds to feed the camels.
In New York and in other cities around the U.S., we will see Three Kings Day parades, with Melchor, Gaspar and Baltazar trudging not through the sand of Jerusalem or Latin America but through the rain and snow of North America in winter.
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 Three Kings Day
It is often viewed as the last day of the Christmas season (the end of the 12 days of Christmas).
Just as it is common for children to leave cookies for Santa in the U.S., in some regions of Mexico, it was customary for children to leave their shoes out on the night of January 5, often filling them with hay for the camels, in hopes that the Three Kings would be generous.
Three Kings Day, Treasured Tradition - The Orlando Sentinel looks at the celebration for Florida's Hispanics.
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 The Twelve Days of Christmas
Contrary to much popular belief, these are not the twelve days before Christmas, but in the Western Church are the twelve days from Christmas until the beginning of Epiphany (January 6th; the 12 days count from December 25th until January 5th).
The origin of the Twelve Days is complicated, and is related to differences in calendars, church traditions, and ways to observe this holy day in various cultures (see Christmas).
French and English celebrations of Twelfth Night included a King's Cake, remembering the visit of the Three Magi, and ale or wine (a King's Cake is part of the observance of Mardi Gras in French Catholic culture of the Southern USA).
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Officially, the three kings have already been to see good little boys and girls and left presents beneath their beds.
"The sixth was the official day, but we want all the schools and churches in the neighborhood to participate in the parade, so we will celebrate Sunday to accommodate them," explained Radames Millan, founder and president of the Brooklyn Three Kings Parade Organization.
On the eve of Three Kings Day, children leave grass under their beds for the horses of the kings.
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 Three Kings Day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Three Kings Day is a holiday celebrated on January 6th.
It honors the 3 Kings who visited the baby Jesus in Bethlehem in the Christian faith.
The music associated with 3 Kings Day is lively.
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 Information - Three Kings Day in Mexcio | VallartaOnline
In accordance with the gospel of Saint Matthew (Matthew 2: 1-12) three wise men, who were kings and astronomers (there are some who say that they were four, seven and up to twelve), discovered the star that according to the religious beliefs of the time, announced the birth of the new king of the world.
Mexico, as it inherited its culture from Spain, quickly adopted Three Kings Day January 6 and since then every child waits for the arrival of the three travelers.
The tradition has its rules: the children should write a letter with their requests (they are not going to continue delivering incense and myrrh) and specify the good work they have done throughout the year along with the problems they are going to correct in the coming year.
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