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When Is Epiphany?

Find the date when Epiphany will be celebrated in this and future years


A Nativity scene with the Three Kings in a church in Rome, January 2008. (Photo © Scott P. Richert)

A preseppe (Nativity scene) featuring the Three Kings in a church in Rome, Italy, in January 2008.

(Photo © Scott P. Richert)

Question: When Is Epiphany?

Epiphany celebrates the visit of the three wise men to the Christ Child, signifying the extension of salvation to the Gentiles. When is Epiphany?

Answer: The date of Epiphany, one of the oldest Christian feasts, is January 6, the 12th day after Christmas. Because Epiphany is one of the most important Christian feasts, it is a Holy Day of Obligation. However, in most countries, including the United States, the celebration of Epiphany is transferred to the Sunday that falls between January 2 and January 8 (inclusive). Greece, Ireland, Italy, and Poland continue to observe Epiphany on January 6, as do some dioceses in Germany.

The following articles give the date when Epiphany will be celebrated in each of the next several years:

 When Is Epiphany 2014?
 When Is Epiphany 2015?
 When Is Epiphany 2016?
 When Is Epiphany 2017?
 When Is Epiphany 2018?
 When Is Epiphany 2019?

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