If you thought the Christmas holidays were long gone, well, you were wrong.
The Epiphany - the 12th Day of Christmas – is today, Jan. 6. That is the day that the Three Kings, also known as the Magi, met the baby Jesus and delivered their gifts.
It commemorates the visitation of the wise men (Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazzar) to the son of God born as a man, the star leading the Magi to him, Christ's baptism in the Jordan, and the first miracle at Cana.
It's the second-oldest Christian feast day after Easter. Also known as 'Little Christmas,' the Feast of the Epiphany is a day of religious observance for many Christians around the world.
in Smyrna will celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany tonight with a special 6 p.m. parish potluck dinner and a 7 p.m. Choral Evensong service at the church located at 2160 Cooper Lake Road.
Across the globe, many people leave their Christmas tree up until the Feast of the Epiphany. Is your tree still up? And if it’s not, do you know what’s the best thing to do with it?
Of course you do as is sponsoring "Bring One for the Chipper," a free tree-recycling dropoff site at the Cumberland Parkway Home Depot on Jan. 7 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Drop off your tree and get a free dogwood, redbud, or cedar seedling.
Volunteers are still needed to help direct traffic and unload trees. Call 770-431-2863 and leave a message and someone from Keep Smyrna Beautiful will get back to you.
Christmas trees can be recycled to create fuel, mulch, habitats for wildlife and other useful materials.
How do you plan to celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany this year? (Tell us in the comments below)