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Feast of the Epiphany

Today marks the Feast of the Epiphany, end of the twelve days of Christmas, and Día de los Reyes in Spanish-speaking countries.

This is the customary day for gift exchanges in many Christian cultures because it is the day that the Magi finally arrived in Bethlehem with their totally inappropriate gifts after putzing around for over a week because they didn’t want to ask for directions.

5 comments

1 Suzan { 01.06.11 at 6:04 am }

And, men, were, of course, in charge.

Look how long it took for people to understand the wisdom of the “questioning woman.”

heh

Thanks for the gifts you’ve given us, Bryan.

S

after putzing around for over a week because they didn’t want to ask for directions.

2 cookie jill { 01.06.11 at 6:58 am }

It’s King Cake time in NOLA! Yum!

3 The CultureGhost { 01.06.11 at 1:58 pm }

Now that’s funny.

4 Badtux { 01.06.11 at 4:12 pm }

The three wise guys probably got delayed because of all the unlocked cars to ‘jack between where they started and where they ended up, and the difficulties of finding a good chop shop in a foreign land. Just sayin ;).

– Badtux the Snarky Penguin

5 Bryan { 01.06.11 at 10:39 pm }

These guys have this star to “guide” them and they show up 12 days later? And they are listed as “wise men”? What, did the camel rental place give them a special rate if they stay out for two weeks or more?

Look at the gifts. They are in Bethlehem to pay taxes and some weirdo gives them gold. Was there enough gold to cover the taxes on imported luxury goods like frankincense and myrrh? Talk about audit bait.

What, they couldn’t find a diaper service or a donkey seat for the baby? A cradle would have been nice.

Badtux, this was the Middle East, not New Jersey.

Yum, Jill? You must be able to get pecan coffee rings all year round, from Entenmann’s etc.? Just add colored sugar on top and you have a King Cake without the danger of swallowing a plastic doll.

Thank you, Suzan and CG.