The Twelve Days of Christmas is probably the most misunderstood part of the church year among Christians. The twelve days are not part of liturgical church traditions. Contrary to much popular belief, these are not the twelve days before Christmas, but in most of the Western Church are the twelve days from Christmas until the beginning of Epiphany.
The song was initially written to remind people of the belief of the Christian Church. So, during the Twelve Days of Christmas the Huddersfield Parish Church blog to be found on ‘Impressions from St. Pete’ will look to explain each day mentioned in the song and the image used.