The Twelve Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Postby Speak-Ez on Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:41 am

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I had thought for many years that the Twelve Days of Christmas consisted of twelve days that led up to Christmas Day, but I was quite wrong!

Let me first post a link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelve_Days_of_Christmas

Next, I will copy the first paragraph:

The Twelve Days of Christmas are the festive days beginning Christmas Day (25 December). This period is also known as Christmastide and Twelvetide. The Twelfth Night of Christmas is always on the evening of 5 January, but the Twelfth Day can either precede or follow the Twelfth Night according to which Christian tradition is followed. Twelfth Night is followed by the Feast of the Epiphany on 6 January. In some traditions, the first day of Epiphany (6 January) and the twelfth day of Christmas overlap.



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Re: The Twelve Days of Christmas

Postby CielOnTap on Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:41 pm

In France on January 6, some households probably still have a King's Cake with a coin baked in for good luck. If your slice of cake has the coin, you will have good luck for the New Year.

Generally in Christianity, Ephiphany remains part of the liturgical calendar with a daytime service.

The carol, the Twelve Days of Christmas,should get updated every decade with relevant things known in that decade to replace the original gifts mentioned in the carol. That would be an excellent Youtube carol parody challenge for the video era.
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Re: The Twelve Days of Christmas

Postby manga2read on Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:01 am

Countdown begins to Christmas-10 more shopping days, 11 days for gift-opening!
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Re: The Twelve Days of Christmas

Postby deja vu on Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:38 am

It's a busy time of the year, but please don't forget the less fortunate. Your local charities could use your help right now, especially Food Banks. The Food Banks and grocery stores are making it easy for you to donate non-perishable food items.
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Re: The Twelve Days of Christmas

Postby Rhet-or-Ric on Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:58 pm

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Some may notice that deja vu used the uppercase lettering when she referred to Food Banks and that is because in Canada that is the name of a specific organization, which I see no reason why we shouldn't provide a link for.

http://www.foodbankscanada.ca/

In many nations I think that food banks is used in a general way (not a proper noun) and a link for a food bank in your area depends upon the sponsor.

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Re: The Twelve Days of Christmas

Postby flipflop on Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:41 pm

Add seven swans, six geese and five golden rings to the list of Christmas gifts that cost more than they did a year ago.

And if you get all 364 items repeated throughout "The Twelve Days of Christmas" carol, you'll pay 6.1 percent more this year, according to the so-called Christmas Price Index that PNC Wealth Management updates annually.

That comes to $107,300.

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/ ... mas_g.html


Only 6.1, thought it would be higher. If you do have that kind of money to throw around and a place to keep all 12 days then
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Re: The Twelve Days of Christmas

Postby slider on Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:46 pm

Not sure this is such a good idea. Targeting kids at Christmas is just wrong and it could backfire big time.

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Re: The Twelve Days of Christmas

Postby ice cream on Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:02 pm

Only in Los Angeles.

Even Santa needs some time off before his big trip around the world


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Re: The Twelve Days of Christmas

Postby deja vu on Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:11 pm

Pagan roots?
5 surprising facts about Christmas

When you gather around the Christmas tree or stuff goodies into a stocking, you're taking part in traditions that stretch back thousands of years — long before Christianity entered the mix.

Pagan, or non-Christian, traditions show up in this beloved winter holiday, a consequence of early church leaders melding Jesus' nativity celebration with pre-existing midwinter festivals. Since then, Christmas traditions have warped over time, arriving at their current state a little more than a century ago.



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