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Polish Catholics celebrate Feast of Epiphany

06.01.2023 07:30
Hundreds of colourful street parades are set to be held across Poland on Friday to mark the Roman Catholic Church’s Feast of the Epiphany.
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The processions are expected to feature people of all ages, wearing paper crowns, as well as richly dressed actors portraying the Three Wise Men from the Bible—Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar.

The Feast of the Epiphany, also known as Three Kings' Day, is one of the oldest and most important holidays in the Roman Catholic Church, and a public holiday in Poland.

Celebrated every year on January 6, it commemorates the arrival of the Magi in Bethlehem to pay tribute to the baby Jesus 12 days after his birth.

The day has been a public holiday in Poland since 2011 when it was reinstated after a hiatus of more than five decades.

This year’s Epiphany feast is expected to see processions taking to the streets of some 800 cities and towns around the country, including the capital Warsaw.


Source: IAR