Translation:January 5th is the Epiphany.
It looks like it can vary, depending on the church denomination and the year. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epiphany_(holiday)#Date_of_commemoration
Yes. Jan 5 is the eve. Jan 6 is the actual day.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_in_Mexico "Three Kings’ Day (Epiphany) The next major event in the Christmas season is Epiphany called Día de los Tres Reyes Magos (Three Kings’ Day). This day celebrates when the Three Wise Men arrived to visit the Child Jesus bringing gifts. On the night of January 5, children traditionally leave a shoe by the doorway where the Wise Men will enter, although this is not done in all parts of Mexico. Another variation of this is sending the note in a helium balloon into the sky. Inside is a thoughtful note explaining why they have been good or bad that year and the gifts they would like if deemed worthy. In the morning after opening the presents, a round sweet bread called a rosca is served, it is baked with dried fruit and tiny images of the infant Jesus inside. Whoever gets one of these figures in his/her slice must pay for tamales for Candlemas on February 2. The rosca is served with tamales and atole."
I can think of two reasons. In English, the months of the year must be capitalized; and the days of the month are ordinal, not cardinal: we don't say, "January five," we say, "January fifth."
Either one could've been enough to cost you a heart. I hope this helped.
Yes, I realize it's better to capitalize in real life. But when doing the lessons it saves time to keep it all lowercase.. I figure if the computer doesn't care, and I know the rules for when to capitalize, it's OK. If I were new at learning the rules then I would capitalize in order to get practice. I try to type all the accents for that reason.
It's the day the Wise Men supposedly arrived with the gifts for Jesus. Listen to the "We Three Kings" carol. Three Oriental kings see a star over Bethlehem and follow it to Christ's manger. I'm not a strongly practicing Christian, so this is only a very basic explanation and may not be 100% correct. But I figured I should attempt a quick answer since no one else seems to have done so.
I am a believing Christian, so I thought that my answer might be helpful :)
Christians believe that after Jesus was born, wise men came from the East to do homage. They were most likely Persian astronomers and had read the signs in the stars that signaled Jesus' birth. Contrary to popular belief, they did not arrive at the manger. Jesus was a toddler when they arrived. They presented him with three gifts, (which is why people say there were three wise men, although the Bible does not specify a number) gold - a gift for a king, Frankincense - a gift for a priest, and myrrh - a gift for a savior. Each one hints at who Jesus is.
I hope that helps. :)
Well, I'm not sure now. After reading the discussions in this Christmas unit last year, it seemed that some places celebrate Three Kings Day on January 5. But now after seeing more discussions this year, it looks like it's more Epiphany Eve, or Three Kings Night that's on January 5.