Monday May 20, 2019

Epiphany 2021

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

Epiphany for the year 2021 is celebrated/ observed on Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, January 6th is day number 6 of the 2021 calendar year with 1 year, 7 months, 17 days until Epiphany 2021.

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 2021 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Jan 1 - FriNew Year's Day 2021Federal Holiday591
Jan 6 - WedEpiphany 2021Christian596
Jan 7 - ThursOrthodox Christmas Day 2021Orthodox597
Jan 14 - ThursOrthodox New Year 2021Orthodox604
Jan 14 - ThursMakar Sankranti 2021Hindu604
Jan 18 - MonMartin Luther King Day 2021Federal Holiday608
Jan 28 - ThursTu B'Shevat 2021Jewish618

Epiphany by Year