Skip to comments.The Three Kings Epiphany a forgotten holiday
Posted on 01/06/2018 12:35:59 PM PST by mosesdapoet
reflecting on seasonal topics as observed in a southside Chicago neighborhood during WWII
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The Christmas Tree
You can't decorate or light the tree till Christmas eve mother would exclaim
"Jesus wasn't born till holy Christmas day" So it was as we strung
,the popcorn and cranberries,on threaded line
But first the lights,testing all the bulbs,
to see if they worked fine
Only then could we decorate our tree
With lead icicles that dad would toss with glee
and Silvery garlands and ornaments
that grandma gave to me
A sentinel for the season a witness for all to see
Announcing the birth of Christ,
Observing the days of saga yet to be
Circumcision,Epiphany ,the Egypt flight
In home's creche site where figurines with solemnity installed
Those who were missed were seen throughout
or remembered on "Little Christmas"
So the paperboy,the mailman,and others conclude Epiphany without a doubt
As Three kings passed by a week,
and nobles well upon their way
The tree was still there,
And up till The Holy Family day*
When young Jesus found in temple speaking
, celebration fleeting
,now.On to some very serious teaching
as the tree was taken down
Epiphany On This "Little Christmas"
Once Upon a Time and not too long ago
The Twelfth Night Of Christmas
was celebrated with a ball From the Day of Babe's Birth
and the 11 thereafter
kith and kin were paid a visit
and friends from far and near once were paid a call
So on this day I pray
in the spirit that this date recalls
The gifts of kings let thee gain
Be in spirit of joyous days
let the season in bosom to remain
while the days ore year
and beyond it wane
Be thine Blessings Great
and misfortunes thee none befall
We’ve always celebrated Three Kings Day in our house.
Oh Dear that’s http://www.theusmat.com/natldesk.htm
Miami: homos lose out to 3 Kings parade.
When I was a child, my familys Christmas celebrations went from Dec. 25 to Jan 6. Now some people take their tree down on Dec 26. What happened to Advent?
We always took the tree down by New Years because they had dried up too much.
We always made sure ours had enough water, and we always observed this day, too.
LOL, we always joked that Three Kings Day, was “Christmas makeup day”, so that if that gift you ordered didn’t make it on time, you would just give it out on Three Kings Day. Or if a gift became much cheaper after Christmas, you’d just buy it afterwards and it was for Three Kings Day.
We kept the trees watered but they still got very dry———maybe you started off with fresher trees.
The crèche stayed up until January 6-——We never considered the tree that important,I guess.
The farm ten minutes from us in the next county had fresh ones. And we had a wooden Nativity scene, no idea where that is now.
We celebrate Epiphany.
Although we take our tree down around New Year we leave up our miniature creche.
I always move the wise men close to baby Jesus in the manger so they are adoring Jesus on January 6th.
If you check any of today’s non religious calendars. Epiphany (Jan 6th) is no longer listed as an observable occasion on American calendars.
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