Sunday, January 6, 2013

Three Kings Day

Christians celebrate Epiphany or "Three Kings Day" on January 6.
Epiphany is a story about the Three Kings who visited Jesus.

Balthazar is from Africa.
Melchior is from Asia.
Caspar is from Europe. 

They are the Three Kings.
They are wise men who study stars.

The Three Kings see a very bright star.
They follow the star to Bethlehem.
They travel many miles.

The star stops over a house in Bethlehem.
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph live in the house.

The Three Kings meet Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.
They are very happy! 
The Three Kings give Jesus three gifts:
gold, frankincense, and myrrh. 

Today, people give small gifts, eat a special cake, 
or have a Three Kings Day Parade on the Epiphany.
The Three Kings show us that all people can come to Jesus.