Monday, December 22, 2008

When Are theTwelve Days of Christmas?

This factoid may be obvious to many readers, but I have been bumping into the wrong idea a lot this year. The "twelve days of Christmas" are NOT now. Christmas Day is the first day of Christmas. St Stephen's (the 26th) is the second day of Christmastide. The twelfth day of Christmas is January 5, the last day of Christmastide prior to the change of seasons to Epiphany. It's not just the guys on the secular radio stations talking about the "twelve days" this year, but even Christians are confused on this.

All right. Speech done.

1 comment:

  1. I have tried to explain that to people, and they usually look at me like I'm nuts.