Düsseldorf (dpa/lnw) - North Rhine-Westphalia's Prime Minister Hendrik Wüst (CDU) is welcoming around 30 girls and boys to the traditional Epiphany singing in the State Chancellery today. His guests from the dioceses of Aachen, Essen, Cologne, Münster and Paderborn will bring the blessing "Christ mansionem benedicat - Christ bless this house" to the government headquarters in Düsseldorf.
Based on the three wise men from the Bible, the carol singers wear golden crowns and a colorful cape. As Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar, they go to the front doors in groups with a large star, which symbolizes the Star of Bethlehem. The carol singing has been an intangible world cultural heritage of the UN cultural organization Unesco since 2015.