Wednesday June 26, 2019

Epiphany 2020

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

Epiphany for the year 2020 is celebrated/ observed on Monday, 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.

Days to Epiphany

Monday, January 6th is day number 6 of the 2020 calendar year with 6 months, 11 days until Epiphany 2020.

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 2020 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Jan 1 - Wed New Year's Day 2020 Federal Holiday189
Jan 6 - Mon Epiphany 2020 Christian194
Jan 7 - Tues Orthodox Christmas Day 2020 Orthodox195
Jan 14 - Tues Orthodox New Year 2020 Orthodox202
Jan 15 - WedMakar Sankranti 2020Hindu203
Jan 20 - Mon Martin Luther King Day 2020Federal Holiday208
Jan 25 - Sat Chinese New Year 2020 Observance213

Epiphany by Year