Published: 6-08-2012, 14:42

Christmas in Lebanon: Epiphany

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Lebanese Christians celebrate Epiphany on January 6, a holiday which, for these Eastern Christians, honors the occasion of Jesus’ baptism. According to Lebanese folklore, the trees still bow down at midnight on Epiphany eve in honor of this great event. In past times, children who lived in the cold, mountainous regions of Leb-anon would venture forth the next morning looking for brush marks in the snow. These disturbances revealed where the crowns of trees had grazed the ground.