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Epiphany - celebrating the visit of the Magi, the Wise Men.
A group of Zoroastrian astronomer/astrologers probably recognised the Messiah, the Christ, but probably (again!) did not fully understand. They researched the various ancient documents, some of which are part of the Bible's Old Testament. They made detailed observations of the stars and identified one which meant (to them, at least) that something special was going on in Judaea.
So they went to see, as you would. That was their job! It is as simple and profound as that.
They went into the house, and when they saw the child with his mother Mary, they knelt down and worshiped him.
Herod gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its neighborhood who were two years old and younger.
... we can glean the following.
There is no record of how many Magi made the journey
They were looking for a King so Herod removed "the opposition"
They did NOT go to the stable/cattle shed
It took place about 2 years after the Nativity
So Jesus was about two years old and manger-less.
And the most likely rode horses, not camels.
Commercialism and plain ignorance has changed a moving and miraculous narrative into a folksy Kriss-Muss showpiece which seriously destroys the truth of the real CHRIST mas !
And please don't bother trying to work out what "the star" actually was. An omnipotent God (etc.) would have no trouble creating a star for the purpose! That's HIS job!