Caspar, Melchior und Balthasar

The 6th of January marks the day on which the three wise men visited Jesus. According to Christian belief, the three wise men followed a bright star (the star of Bethlehem) to visit baby Jesus, bringing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Some Germans attend a special church service to mark the occasion and churches with a display of the crib add the three wise men to their displays on this day. The day is more commonly known to mark the end of the 12-day Christmas period (starting on the 25th of December) and most Germans will take down their Christmas tree and other Christmas decorations on the 6th of January.

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