Thursday, January 06, 2011

One last look at holiday lights for Epiphany

One Last Look at Holiday Lights for Epiphany
Today is Epiphany, which comes at the end of the Twelve Days of Christmas.
Today – January 6 – is celebrated by "Western" Christians as EPIPHANY – the day of the revelation of Jesus, born in Bethlehem, to the “Gentiles” symbolized by the Biblical Magi/Wise men.
Some people take their lights down right after Christmas, or New Year's at the latest. Others keep them up through Epiphany. A few hardy souls keep them illuminated longer, to provide some cheer in the midst of winter's darkness.

These lights are on Commonwealth Ave. in Madison. I always enjoy driving by and hope they stay up awhile. I love their wacky retro iconography -- an angel, a penguin, a snowman and a Santa. Just what we need as companions to get us through a Wisconsin winter.

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