Epiphany is celebrated on 6 January in the US Virgin Islands to commemorate the journey of the magi, or wise men, who followed a shining star to visit the infant Jesus as recorded in the Bible. This holiday falls 12 days after Christmas Day.
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Epiphany, or Three Kings Day, is not a public holiday in most of the US, but it is a public holiday in the US Virgin Islands. There are many events for Epiphany on the island of Saint Croix. These include treasure hunts for a Jesus figurine, parties and church luncheons, special church services, star processionals, and more. This is also the day when most families finally dispose of their Christmas tree if they have one.
Many people from the US Virgin Islands return home to the islands to celebrate Epiphany with family and friends each year.