The Star Democrat

3 Things To Know About the 12 Days of Christmas

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1 Christians have historical­ly celebrated a period of 12 days surroundin­g Christmas The nearly two-week time period starts with Christmas on Dec 25 and ends with the Epiphany on Jan 6

2 Christians believe the 12 days of Christmas mark the amount of time it took after the birth of Jesus for the wise men to travel to Bethlehem for the Epiphany when they recognized him as the son of God

3 With Christmas as the first day, every one of the 12 days celebrates a different saint, from St John the Apostle on Dec 27 to the Virgin Mary on Jan 1

 ?? Source: Reader’s Digest ??
Source: Reader’s Digest

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