The origin of the day of the Magi

Guided by a bright star, the Three Kings of the East, regally attired and mounted on a camel, a horse, and an elephant, set out to worship the Christ Child. They came from different parts of the world: one was black, another white and the third with Arab features. They carried gifts for the newborn: gold for being a king, myrrh for being a man, and incense for being God, which they extended before the Redeemer. The Kings symbolize the first Gentile converts to Christianity.