The Twelve Days of Christmas are 12 festive days beginning on Christmas Day and ending on 5th January.
In the Middle Ages, this period was one of continuous feasting and merrymaking, which climaxed on Twelfth Night, the traditional end of the Christmas season. In Tudor England, Twelfth Night found its place in popular culture when William Shakespeare used it as the setting for one of his most famous stage plays, titled Twelfth Night.
Due to the many Bank Holidays at this time of the year, many people are on holiday for some of the 12 days after Christmas. For Christians, this is a great time to re-charge, rest and reflect on God’s faithfulness in the year just gone and his trustworthiness for the year to come.
To help with this, I’m going to post a new blog for every one of the Twelve Days of Christmas!
Hope you enjoy the quotes, video clips and Christian resources featured over the next few days. Some will be thought-provoking, others challenging, and some just downright silly!