Sunday May 19, 2019

Epiphany 2018

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

Epiphany for the year 2018 is celebrated/ observed on Saturday, 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.

Saturday, January 6th is day number 6 of the 2018 calendar year with -1 year, -4 months, -13 days until Epiphany 2018.

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 2018 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Jan 1 - Mon New Year's Day 2018 Federal Holiday-503
Jan 6 - Sat Epiphany 2018 Christian-498
Jan 7 - Sun Orthodox Christmas Day 2018 Orthodox-497
Jan 14 - SunMakar Sankranti 2018Hindu-490
Jan 14 - Sun Orthodox New Year 2018 Orthodox-490
Jan 15 - Mon Martin Luther King Day 2018Federal Holiday-489
Jan 31 - TuesTu B'Shevat 2018Jewish-473

Epiphany by Year