Epiphany or Three Kings Day
Today January 6th is Three Kings Day also called the Epiphany which means feeling and also sudden appearance of the deity. Three Kings Day is celebrated here in Mexico with a special bread.
There are many meaning of Three Kings Day which is the day that Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River and also the day He also was celebrated as the Son of God as a human being in Jesus Christ.
It is also the twelfth day of Christmas which for many Westerners means the tree comes down and the decorations are put away for another year.
Although in some ways this is a sad time it is also nice to get ones house back to normal and it always seems so much roomier and airier without all the Christmas regalia.
I remember aeons ago when I went to school in June we could not wait for last day of school to arrive but towards September or Labor Day we would be looking forward to returning to class. This leads me to believe that we like change in whatever form it takes.
It is also sad because most of our visiting friends and relatives have gone home and we are very happy they were able to get home with all the flight cancellations and delays that are plaguing the northeast.
We have had some cooler than usual temperatures here but our complaints fall on deaf ears when we are speaking to anyone in Toronto or Chicago or even North Carolina.
We know our beautiful weather will return soon and those up north will not be so lucky until April or May.
We feel very blessed to live in Ajijic, Lake Chapala and appreciate our village in the sun.
Viki who has been with us for the 19 years we have been here always puts away all of our Christmas decorations and how she manages to stow them all in such a small space is a tribute to her organizational skills.
It is also a great treat when I unpack them next Christmas as every box is a surprise.
Although we enjoyed the holidays thoroughly it is always a bit of a relief when they are over and one can get back to normal. I said to my husband last night “Do you think a time will come when we are not tired?”
We got into bed at 8:00 p.m. last night to enjoy the two hour season opener of Downton Abbey which was fantastic.
Today the sun is out and it is a brand new year.
We wish everyone a joyful 2014.