While in the most countries in the world the Christmas holydays are ended, in some countries January 6 is an important day, important almost as Christmas because is the Epiphany!
In the Christian tradition, the Epiphany is the commemoration of the arrival of the three wise men to Behtlhem to celebrate the birth of Jesus by bringing him precious gifts.
In italian tradition, the night between january 5 and 6, comes the Befana, an ugly, badly dressed old woman but very loved by the children, is a kind of witch that flies from house to house riding her magic broom to fill of sweets or toys the stockings of the “good Children”In Spain, On the morning of January 6 , all the children wake up early to find out what gifts they received from “Los Reyes Magos”( the three wise men). According to tradition , on the evening of January 5 , children are preparing to welcome the arrival of the Magi by putting in front of the front door a big glass of water for the thirsty camels and something to eat .
in many cities there is the Three Kings parade, the Three Kings go through the city ,aboard of a beautifully decorated floats to bring gifts to children who have been good throughout the year .
The Spanish tradition was brought in Mexico, Cuba and also in South America .
In Russia, on January 6 is the day when they celebrate Christmas. According to tradition , the gifts are brought by “Frost Father t” accompanied by Babushka , a nice old woman who helps him in the distribution of gifts .Epiphany is also celebrate in France, Island, Germany and Philippines by spending the day with the family and cooking delicious traditional food!
so if you don’t celebrate this day, I however suggest you to believe in Befana, you might will get some gifts!
THREE KINGS PARADE IN MADRID (SPAIN)
How Cats Fought Terrorism in Belgium
After the attack in Paris on November 13, Belgians were confronted with the somber reality that their capital has been placed under their nation’s highest level of terror alert due to the unspecified "serious and imminent threat." On November 23, the city's schools, universities and subway systems remained closed as authorities scrambled to locate the individuals they feared could be planning Paris-style attacks on Brussels, the country's capital and home to the main seat of the European Parliament.
During the anti-terrorist operation in Brussels, police had asked individuals not to publically share information regaurding the suspected areas of the searches. However, Twitter was the first to respond to the grusome attack with a flood of ironic tweets starring felines. So rather giving into fear, Belgians responded on social media with a defiant sense of whimsy, and inumerous amounts of cat pictures.
Twitter users confidently overused the hashtag BrusselsLockdown with cat memes in a powerful gesture that showed they wouldn't lose their sense of humor or patriotism over the terror threat while effectively burrying any legitimate intelligence on police movements that might have been shared. Authorities returned their gratitute with a picture of a bowl of dry food, posted on the Belagian federal police’s official account, with the caption:, “For all cats that have helped us yesterday ... Enjoy!".
Voor de katten die ons gisteren geholpen hebben... Alsjeblieft! #BrusselsLockdown
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