When I was growing up, for us the holidays officially ended
on January 6th, the day of Three Wise Men.
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The 3 wise men or the 3 kings - as they are also known- arrived
Jesus' birthplace on this day and presented him with gifts of:
myrrh, gold and incense.
So, on January 6th children also receive gifts.
I remember that the day before the wise men "arrived", sometimes we
would go out and get dry grass.
We would then place it by our bedside so when
the camels the wise men rode on came,
they could get something to eat.
(nothing for Melchor, Gaspar or Balthazar!)
To this day I can actually remember waking up to scattered grass path that
went all the way to the entrance... meaning that the wise man had come and that the camels ate the grass and left some on their way out.
The joy to be a child !