In the Czech Republic, today is known as Svátek Tří králů, Three Kings Day. The Three Kings, Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar, also known as wise men from the east, saw a bright star on the night that Christ was born. They followed it to Bethlehem and met the baby Jesus, to whom they gave three gifts:gold, myrrh and frankincense. Based on Biblical stories, the three kings represented three life stages - history, presence, and future (young, middle-aged, and old king). The oldest man also had a dark face that represented the shadow of death.
Christmas is officially over and tears fall into my coffee.