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The 12 Days of Christmas

Did you know there are actually twelve days of Christmas? The count begins on Christmas day and ends on Epiphany, Jan. 6. I have always loved learning about the back story of songs and hymns, and thought I’d share the interesting story behind The 12 Days of Christmas.

The song begins, “On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me...” “True love” is meant to represent God, the true love of the world.

Heather Lewis
Director of Music and Worship

Tags: Weekly Word