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Old 12-13-2012, 12:13 AM   #1
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Why are people starting the 12 Days of Christmas tomorrow?

I've seen it posted on FB and else where, and I'm perplexed.
The 12 days of Christmas is the actual 12 days between Christmas and the Epiphany, aka "Little Christmas". This is when the 3 Magi found the Baby Jesus.

Am I missing something? Like this is a new kind of pre-12 days of Christmas before the 12 days of Christmas??
I'm lost.


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Old 12-13-2012, 12:55 AM   #2
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People are uneducated and assume it means the 12 days before Christmas. I only know about the real meaning of it because as a Catholic, Epiphany is a Holy Day
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:07 AM   #3
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Re: 12 Days of Christmas

I have never heard of The Epiphany. I'm assuming it's because I'm not Catholic, have no Catholic family or friends, or any other ties to Catholicism. I was raised Baptist and am still Baptist.

I have always thought that the 12 days of Christmas led UP to Christmas, not come after it.

So, I'm assuming that it's because the non-Catholic people (like myself) just got it wrong and it's turned into a fun way to count down to Christmas.

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Old 12-13-2012, 02:45 AM   #4
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Ahhh ha! Well, that would certainly explain it. For the life of me, I had no idea what was going on. It really is the simplest explanation, and I'm silly for not coming to that conclusion.

We have always celebrated the 12 days of Christmas. As kids, it was AWESOME!! Gifts and surprises went on for almost 2 weeks... Yippee!! (says the 7 year old trapped in side me, lol).

I thought I was missing out on something. ;( that said, I'm a bit sad... A pre-12 days of Christmas would have made it a month long party.
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