four more days

The Twelve Days of Christmas is probably the most misunderstood part of the church year among Christians who are not part of liturgical church traditions. Contrary to much popular belief, these are not the twelve days before Christmas, but in most of the Western Church are the twelve days from Christmas until the beginning of Epiphany (January 6th; the 12 days count from December 25th until January 5th). In some traditions, the first day of Christmas begins on the evening of December 25th with the following day considered the First Day of Christmas (December 26th). In these traditions, the twelve days begin December 26 and include Epiphany on January 6.

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Posted on December 21, 2009, in celebrations, Christmas and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I think someone here (who put-up this info.) miss-calculated the “old” Christmas which is NOT Jan 6, but JAN. the 7th. The difference between Julian & Gregorian calendars is 12 days and events line-up on 13th day of occurance.

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