TWELFTH NIGHT AND EPIPHANY (January 5-6)

TWELFTH NIGHT AND EPIPHANY (January 5-6)

It is considered bad luck to have Christmas celebration up past the day of Epiphany, so many people used January 5 (Twelfth Night) to take them down. Some people host parties and serve Twelfth Night cakes which have had one dried pea and one dried bean baked into them. If you are the one of the lucky party-goers who receive one of the other in their slice of cake, you will be crowned 'king' or 'queen' of the evening.

Epiphany is a Christian holiday which celebrates the coming of the Magi after the birth of Christ. Some people attend a church service on this day.