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“While the hustle and bustle of Christmas ends for many people on December 26, throughout Christian history Christmas lasts for twelve days – all the way until January 6. This feast marking the end of Christmas is called ‘Epiphany.’ In the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church, Epiphany celebrates the revelation that Jesus was the Son of God. It focuses primarily on this revelation to the Three Wise Men, but also in his baptism in the Jordan and at the wedding at Cana.” –Catholic News Agency

The Catholic Church in the United States formally celebrates this feast day on the second Sunday after Christmas. Everest students celebrated the arrival of the three wise men to adore the newborn king.

Preschoolers visited the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd atrium on campus and got to learn more about the feast day and examine gold, frankincense, and myrrh, the gifts that the kings brought to Baby Jesus. They also did special crafts.

International students celebrated with the traditional Mexican Rosca de Reyes. The “king’s cake” is an oval wreath shape to symbolize a crown and has a small doll inside, which represents Baby Jesus.