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Is Twelfth night the 5th or the 6th of Jan?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by scienceteachasghost, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. scienceteachasghost

    scienceteachasghost Lead commenter

    I never find agreement on this one!

    I argue that the 25th is the 'first day of Christmas' so it must therefore be the 5th but a lot of people say its on the 6th.

    of course, most of our European cousins celebrate the 6th as Epiphany (so should we I think to properly 'close' Christmas instead of the damp squibble of trees overstaying their welcome into the New Year we get now.)

    Any views?
  2. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    My view is that google is your friend.
  3. Kartoshka

    Kartoshka Established commenter

    I see it is as 25th December is Christmas Day, and then there are twelve more days of celebration before the holiday period is over (6th January). I am not necessarily right, though.
  4. lapinrose

    lapinrose Star commenter

    6th Jan is 12th night! Also the day that Spain celebrates the arrival of the 3 kings.
    Kartoshka likes this.
  5. VanEyssen

    VanEyssen Established commenter

    But the 5th for the Church of England.
  6. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    You say that but Google can't decide either. I'm a 6th Jan believer.

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