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How to Throw a Twelfth Night Party

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How to Throw a Twelfth Night Party

Twelfth Night parties have been celebrated around the world on January 5 or 6 — depending on how you're counting — for many centuries. Called the Feast of the Epiphany on the liturgical calendar, it marks the end of the Twelve Days of Christmas, and is said to be the day when the Three Wise Men (or Three Kings) brought Jesus their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh in the stable in Bethlehem.

While the tradition of throwing a party to commemorate the holiday isn’t as popular in America as in some other countries, it is widely celebrated in France, Spain, and the United Kingdom, among other places.