As many are aware, it’s still Christmas. The Christmas season only begins on Christmas.
But when does it end?
If you go by the famous phrase “the twelve days of Christmas”—immortalized in the well-known song (which really *is not* a crypto-catechism after all; sorry.)—then you might guess they end on January 5, the eve of Epiphany, counting Christmas Day as the first day. Or if, according to some versions, you count the day *after* Christmas Day as the first day then the twelfth turns out to be January 6, the traditional day of Epiphany.
Ahhh. . . . Things were so uncomplicated in former centuries. Twelve days. Two options. Easy!
But as the Church’s liturgical cycle get modified over...READ MORE