When Is Epiphany?

Find the Date when Epiphany Will Be Celebrated in This and Other Years

Epiphany Is Celebrated At Vatican City
Faithful dressed as the Three Magi in St. Peter's Square during the Feast of the Epiphany, January 6, 2014. Franco Origlia/Getty Images

Epiphany celebrates the visit of the three kings or wise men to the Christ Child, signifying the extension of salvation to the Gentiles.

How Is the Date of the Feast of the Epiphany Determined?

The date of Epiphany, one of the oldest Christian feasts, is January 6, the 12th day after Christmas. However, in most countries, including the United States, the celebration of Epiphany is transferred to the Sunday that falls between January 2 and January 8 (inclusive).

Greece, Ireland, Italy, and Poland continue to observe Epiphany on January 6, as do some dioceses in Germany.

Because Epiphany is one of the most important Christian feasts, it is a Holy Day of Obligation

When Is the Feast of the Epiphany This Year?

Here is the date of Epiphany this year, and the date it will be observed in the United States and most other countries:

  • Epiphany 2017: Friday, January 6, 2017 (transferred to Sunday, January 8, in the United States and most other countries)

When Is the Feast of the Epiphany in Future Years?

Here is the date of Epiphany, and the date it will be observed in the United States and most other countries, next year and in future years:

  • Epiphany 2018: Saturday, January 6, 2018 (transferred to Sunday, January 7, in the United States and most other countries)
  • Epiphany 2019: Sunday, January 6, 2019
  • Epiphany 2020: Monday, January 6, 2020 (transferred to Sunday, January 5, in the United States and most other countries)
  • Epiphany 2021: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 (transferred to Sunday, January 3, in the United States and most other countries)
  • Epiphany 2022: Thursday, January 6, 2022 (transferred to Sunday, January 2, in the United States and most other countries)
  • Epiphany 2023: Friday, January 6, 2023 (transferred to Sunday, January 8, in the United States and most other countries)
  • Epiphany 2024: Saturday, January 6, 2024 (transferred to Sunday, January 7, in the United States and most other countries)
  • Epiphany 2025: Monday, January 6, 2025 (transferred to Sunday, January 5, in the United States and most other countries)
  • Epiphany 2026: Tuesday, January 6, 2026 (transferred to Sunday, January 4, in the United States and most other countries)
  • Epiphany 2027: Wednesday, January 6, 2027 (transferred to Sunday, January 3, in the United States and most other countries)
  • Epiphany 2028: Thursday, January 6, 2028 (transferred to Sunday, January 2, in the United States and most other countries)
  • Epiphany 2029: Saturday, January 6, 2029 (transferred to Sunday, January 7, in the United States and most other countries)
  • Epiphany 2030: Sunday, January 6, 2030

When Was the Feast of the Epiphany in Previous Years?

Here are the dates when Epiphany fell in previous years, as well as the dates on which it was observed in the United States and most other countries, going back to 2007:

  • Epiphany 2007: Saturday, January 6, 2007 (transferred to Sunday, January 7, in the United States and most other countries)
  • Epiphany 2008: Sunday, January 6, 2008
  • Epiphany 2009: Tuesday, January 6, 2009 (transferred to Sunday, January 4, in the United States and most other countries)
  • Epiphany 2010: Wednesday, January 6, 2010 (transferred to Sunday, January 3, in the United States and most other countries)
  • Epiphany 2011: Thursday, January 6, 2011 (transferred to Sunday, January 2, in the United States and most other countries)
  • Epiphany 2012: Friday, January 6, 2012 (transferred to Sunday, January 8, in the United States and most other countries)
  • Epiphany 2013: Sunday, January 6, 2013 
  • Epiphany 2014: Monday, January 6, 2014 (transferred to Sunday, January 5, in the United States and most other countries)
  • Epiphany 2015: Tuesday, January 6, 2015 (transferred to Sunday, January 4, in the United States and most other countries)
  • Epiphany 2016: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 (transferred to Sunday, January 3, in the United States and most other countries)