Tuesday June 18, 2019

Epiphany 2019

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

Epiphany for the year 2019 is celebrated/ observed on Sunday, 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.

Sunday, January 6th is day number 6 of the 2019 calendar year with -5 months, -12 days until Epiphany 2019.

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 2019 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Jan 1 - Tues New Year's Day 2019 Federal Holiday-168
Jan 6 - Sun Epiphany 2019 Christian-163
Jan 7 - Mon Orthodox Christmas Day 2019 Orthodox-162
Jan 14 - Mon Orthodox New Year 2019 Orthodox-155
Jan 15 - TuesMakar Sankranti 2019Hindu-154
Jan 21 - MonTu B'Shevat 2019Jewish-148
Jan 21 - Mon Martin Luther King Day 2019Federal Holiday-148

Epiphany by Year