12 Days of Christmas

According to the 12 days of Christmas history, commencement of the 12 auspicious days of Christmas is on December 25 and lasts just before the Epiphany falling on January 6. Epiphany is a Christian feast proposed to commemorate the shining forth or disclosure of God to humankind in a soul structure, in the personality of Jesus Christ. The ceremony formerly integrated the birth of Jesus Christ; the visit of the three Magi (Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar) who landed in Bethlehem; and Jesus childhood events to his baptism in Jordan by John the Baptist.

Twelve Days of Christmas Eve embarks with Christmas Day and finishes with the eve of baptism on 5th January. 12 days of Christmas is a story in general. 12 days of Christmas symbolizes twelve different things that a religious significance of their own. Each of the Twelve Days of Christmas has a religious importance and symbolized explain below:-

12 Days of Christmas Celebrations

  • On the 1st day of Christmas- True Love refers to God A Partridge in a Pear Tree
  • On the 2nd day of Christmas - Turtle Doves refers to the Old and New Testaments
  • On the 3rd day of Christmas -Three French Hens
  • The Three Theological Virtues:  1) Faith, 2) Hope, and 3) Love
  • On the 4th day of Christmas - Calling Birds refers to the Four Gospels 1) Matthew, 2) Mark, 3) Luke, and 4) John
  • On the 5th day of Christmas - Golden Rings refers to the first Five Books of the Old Testament, the "Pentateuch", which gives the history of mans fall from grace.
  • On the 6th day of Christmas Six Geese A-laying
  • The six days of creation that confesses God as Creator and Sustainer of the world
  • On the 7th day of Christmas Swans A-swimming refers to the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, the sacraments
  • On the 8th day of Christmas - Eight Maids A-milking refers to the eight beatitudes
  • On the 9th day of Christmas - Ladies Dancing refers he nine Fruit of the Holy Spirit: 1) love, 2) joy, 3) peace, 4) patience, 5) kindness,6) generosity, 7) faithfulness, 8) gentleness, and 9) self-control.  
  • On the 10th day of Christmas - Lords A-leaping refers to the ten commandments
  • On the 11th day of Christmas - Pipers Piping refers to the eleven faithful apostles
  • On the 12th day of Christmas -  Drummers Drumming refers to the points of doctrine in the Apostles Creed

12 days of Christmas gifts are the best way to cherish the gala of the festival term as by giving gifts to each other people spread he message of love. Serenity, worship and harmony are the soul of Christmas. During this period, people decorate their homes with different things by buying all sorts of 12 days of Christmas ornaments. These 12 days of christmas pictures becomes a universal scenic beauty, found everywhere. India, known as a land of diverse cultures, experiences and enjoy the warmness of Indian 12 days of Christmas in its own way.

These Twelve Days of Christmas are perhaps, the most misinterpreted part of the church year among the Christians who are not part of liturgical church traditions.  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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12 Days of Christmas

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