How long does Christmas last in the UK?

How do you celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas?

Celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas with Your Family

  1. Play “Name that Christmas Carol.” …
  2. Sing “The 12 Days of Christmas.” …
  3. Open your Christmas gifts throughout the 12 days of Christmas. …
  4. Look through your Christmas cards together. …
  5. Set aside a special family day. …
  6. Host an Epiphany party to celebrate the visit of the magi.

How long is Catholic Christmas?

The Twelve Days of Christmas (Christmastide)

Since 1970, Roman Catholics have celebrated Epiphany on the first Sunday after the Octave of Christmas (that is, the first Sunday after January 1) . . . which kind of messes up the whole twelve nights tradition.

Is 12th night the 5th or 6th of January?

Twelfth Night is a Christian festival marking the beginning of Epiphany. A count of exactly 12 days from 25 December takes us to 5 January. According to the Church of England, this day is Twelfth Night. However, the day of Epiphany falls on the following day – 6 January.

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