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Kaukauna woman finds wisdom in the Epiphany
Her time in Spain convinces her to continue the tradition
|KINGLY COLLECTION: Diane Baumgart examines some of the Epiphany related art work she has in her house in Kaukauna. Epiphany is celebrated Jan. 8 this year. (Dick Meyer photo)
By Joanne Flemming
KAUKAUNA -- Diane Baumgart and her family really look forward to Epiphany, or the feast of the Three Kings, each year.
That's the day they exchange and open presents - just like families in Spain, Italy and some other European countries do - rather than on Christmas.
Baumgart, a member of Holy Cross Parish, Kaukauna, said she first learned about the Spanish celebration in the mid-1970s when she, her former husband, Bob, and son, Randy, lived in a Spanish village for three years while he was stationed in Spain with the military.
Close to Jan. 5, Epiphany eve, families took their children's wrapped, tagged and addressed presents to the village church.
Then seminarians dressed up as the Three Kings and, with their helpers, delivered the presents to the homes.
"There was a lot of hoopla with it," Baumgart said. The Kings helped her son unwrap and play with his gifts. They were served refreshments before moving on to the next house. Full story ...
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