Monday June 24, 2019

Epiphany 2006

Stain glass of the three wise men visiting Jesus.Stain glass of the three wise men visiting Jesus.

Epiphany for the year 2006 is celebrated/ observed on Friday, January 6th.

Epiphany also called Three Kings’ Day, Theophany, Denha, Little Christmas, and Baptism of Jesus is celebrated on January 6th each year according to the Gregorian calendar and what most Western Christian Churches follow. Many Eastern Christian Churches will celebrate Epiphany on January 19th because they follow the Julian calendar.

Western Churches celebrate Epiphany with a feast that commemorates the visit of the Magi (Three Kings, or Three Wise Men) to baby Jesus, signifying Jesus’s physical revealing to the Gentiles. In some Western Churches the day starts the liturgical season of Epiphanytide that follows Christmastide and ends on different days depending on the denomination of the Church.

Eastern Churches will celebrate Epiphany by commemorating the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River (Qasr el Yahud West Bank and Al-Maghtas East Bank as location for baptism of Jesus) as the revealing or manifestation of Jesus to the world.

Some countries celebrate Epiphany on the first Sunday after January 1 and in Columbia they celebrate the day on the second Sunday of January.

Friday, January 6th is day number 6 of the 2006 calendar year with -13 years, -5 months, -18 days until Epiphany 2006.

More information on Epiphany. (Traditions, Customs and History)

Name(s):Epiphany, Theophany, Three Kings' Day, Baptism of Jesus, Reyes, Little Christmas
Type:Observance, Christian
When:January 6th annually (Western Churches) January 19th annually (Eastern Churches)

January 2006 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Jan 1New Year's Day 2006Federal Holiday-4922
Jan 6Epiphany 2006Christian-4917
Jan 7Orthodox Christmas Day 2006Orthodox-4916
Jan 9Ashura 2006Muslim-4914
Jan 14Orthodox New Year 2006Orthodox-4909
Jan 14Makar Sankranti 2006Hindu-4909
Jan 16Martin Luther King Day 2006Federal Holiday-4907
Jan 29Chinese New Year 2006Observance-4894
Jan 30Muharram 2006Muslim-4893

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