Bonjour mes amis!
Upon our arrival in Spain last weekend, we discovered that we had arrived in Madrid for a rather big weekend...Festival of the Three Kings. It is celebrated on January 6, and we were there to see, first hand, how this is celebrated by the people of Madrid. (I'll share more on that another day.)
When we returned to our Hotel Room in the afternoon on the 6th, this is what we found in our room...a kind note (written in both Spanish and English) and a package of chocolates. It was from the Hotel to wish us a Happy Epiphany, and to thank us for staying with them during such special dates.
First of all, let me give you a little background on this Three Kings thing...
This Celebration stems from the account of Jesus' life in Matthew 2:1-12.
Americans celebrate Christmas on December 25 at Jesus' birth. The people of Spain celebrate this visit of the Magi bearing gifts to Jesus. It is wonderful for us all to give gifts, and show love to those we love and care about, let's always remember, though...
The True Gift really is Jesus Christ!