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12 Days of Xmas

Help me settle an argument.

Do the "12 Days of Xmas" START or END on Xmas Day (Dec. 25)?

 

(*I* was always taught that they Started on Xmas Day and went to "3 Kings Day" on Jan. 6...but my colleague thinks differently.)

 
MamaK88

Asked by MamaK88 at 12:15 PM on Dec. 11, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (20)
  • And a partridge in a pear tree.

    sexyfancyface

    Answer by sexyfancyface at 10:54 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • It is the time between Christmas and the Epiphany(3 kings day) so it starts on Christmas Day and ends on Jan 6th
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 12:18 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • Geez, I've been wrong this whole time? LOL I've always thought it ended on Christmas day...oops
    Averylee85

    Answer by Averylee85 at 12:21 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • Hmm... I always thought it ended on Christmas day...
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:30 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • It actually starts Deceber 26th and goes to January 6th.
    Shanna84

    Answer by Shanna84 at 12:18 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • Well technically it would end Jan 5th and there would be the Feast of the Epiphany on the 6th,.
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 12:19 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • If I remember right, I think it starts on Christmas and goes to what we call "little Christmas" which is Jan 6 and then starts the Mardi Gras season.
    BUTTERCUP777

    Answer by BUTTERCUP777 at 12:21 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • To the pagans it began on the day beginning the solstice (Dec. 21st) and runs thru to Jan. 1st. 12 days.
    witchqueen

    Answer by witchqueen at 12:41 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • Yule goes from the crescent moon, which can be anywhere from Dec1-Jan1 and runs for a week and a half, up to about Jan 15th at the latest, and then there's another Holiday in January after. I'd always been taught the 12 days of Christmas ended at the epiphany.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 12:56 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • I'm from New Orleans, Louisiana. We don't have 12 days of Christmas. We have the 12 yats of Christmas.....Its awesome!!!!!!!!!!
    soon2bmmy

    Answer by soon2bmmy at 1:06 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

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