Celebrating the 12 days of Christmas / ON THE 2ND DAY OF CHRISTMAS...
I love the 12 days of Christmas Poem and all the fun you can have celebrating these days, the possibilities are endless
Some folks observing these Twelve Days may give gifts on each of them, with each day of the Twelve Days representing a wish for a corresponding month of the new year. They feast and otherwise celebrate the entire time through Epiphany morning.
Lighting a candle for each day has become a modern tradition and of course singing the appropriate verses of the famous song each day is also an important and fun part of the celebrations. Some also light a Yule Log on the first night and let it burn some each of the twelve nights. During the ancient 12 day Christmas celebration, it was considered unlucky to let the log in the fireplace stop burning. This log was called the Yule log and would be used to light the fire in New Year, to ensure that good luck carried on from year to year.
Another myth is that for every mince pie you eat over the 12 days of Christmas you will have a month of good luck the following year!
The song about the 12 Days of Christmas was originally meant to remind children of their religion lessons and below is what each day symbolized
The 12 days of Christmas is the song I am singing. It started on December the 25th and will continue on through January 5th
December 25th: Day One A partridge in a pear tree. It seems there are only sparrows and finches in my trees. These two boys are much prettier than that. This picture remind me that I am loved a lot. I received this picture for Christmas last year and I just love it because it talks. I press a button on the top and their dear sweet voices say...We love and miss you Grand'ma'. Merry Christmas! How sweet is that!
December 26th: Day Two Two turtle doves are very rare and nowhere could I find a pair. But ornaments have added beauty to my tree, and commemorate the past year with family. DS# 5 is an artist, indeed he teaches art and for quite a few Christmases he painted these ornaments as gifts each year. They are very precious and are always a part of my Christmas decorations.
I'll be back tomorrow with more of my 12 days of Christmas. I hope that this Monday, the second day of Christmas will be a very MERRY one at your house, it will be at mine.