Three King’s Day makes me realize that I am part of something bigger than me, something bigger than my family, something bigger than my city, something bigger than my culture, something bigger than what I haveknown. Three King’s Day makes me look to the world around me and connect. It creates a sense of global comunity.
According to Wikipedia (click here to read the article) twenty nine countries celebrate Three King’s Day. Disneyland celebrates the holiday as a nod to Hispanic cultures. (Click here to read the USA Today article.) Brooklyn’s El Museo del Barrio will be hosting it’s 36th Annual Three King’s Day Parade this Friday. In Miami LeBron James and other Heat players will be Grand Marshals in the city’s parade. Madrid’s parade will also be held this Friday. (Click here to read article from New York Times.) If you’re interested in what other cities in Spain are doing for the holiday click here to check out this link from Entertainment Spain.
I could go on and on, but you’re getting the point. As my family and I celebrate this holiday we are becoming part of more than ourselves. Globalization is not just selling and buying goods and service. True globalization occurs when we learn about each other and celebrate what makes us unique. That is one reason I will be celebrating Epiphany on January 6.