Saturday, January 6, 2018

The 12th day

I can't resist showing some of the art from my students. I taught them an art lesson about the 12 days of Christmas and the Feast of the Epiphany. All the classes did watercolor and collage works.
The festival of Epiphany is a Christian holiday celebrated on January 6 by Western Churches. It marks the end of the Twelve Days of Christmas following Christmas Day.
The word ‘Epiphany’ originates from Greek and means manifestation.
It is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as: “The manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi (Matthew 2:1–12).”
Protestants and Roman Catholics say the date is when the Magi, or the Three Wise Men, followed the Star of Bethlehem to visit the baby Jesus.