Sunday, 6 January 2013
6/365:2013 ATC Three Kings
The 6th of January is the Three Kings / Three Wise Mens day. On the primstav it was marked with three crosses, three crowns or three men.
According to Christianity, a group of distinguished foreigners visited Jesus after his birth, bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. They are regular figures in traditional the nativity celebrations. Usually we have them displayed in our nativity scene at Christmas.
Although the account does not tell how many they were, the three gifts led to a widespread assumption that they were three as well. The tradition of depicted one of them as negro did not come until the year 500. At this time they also got named Balthasar, Caspar and Melchior.
6th of January is traditionally the last day of Christmas here in Norway, the last day for the lights on the Christmas tree. After this day people removes the Christmas decorations.
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Medium used: watercolours, permanent marker and white gel pen.