The Giving of the Gifts

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Christmas tradition tell us that the real reason we celebrate is the gift of the Christ child.

But on January 6 traditions around the world celebrate Epiphany, also known as the Feast of Lights or Three Kings Day.

It recognizes God becoming human in his Son Jesus, and it acknowledges the visits of the Magi (traditionally referred to as the three kings) and their gifts to the Christ Child.

Different Christian traditions recognize this day in different ways.

But the gift giving didn’t begin with Santa, or St. Nicholas.

We’ll talk about how he (or is it I?) got started later on.

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