And so, I’m back. Last night was the twelfth night of Christmas otherwise known as Epiphany Eve. A night that is celebrated all over Christendom. It marks the end of the Christmas season. The rest and the revelries. It’s when you’re sposed to take your Christmas tree down although mine never lasts that long.
No one pays much attention to the Epiphany in my part of the western world but in Europe it has long been celebrated as an important occasion. The bookend to Christmas day. Officially it’s meant to acknowledge the three wise men’s visit to the baby Jesus but there are many strange traditions associated with the Epiphany which make you question its origins.