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How does the 12 days of Christmas gift giving work?
Last Updated: 18th March, 2020
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Consequently, what are the 12 gifts in the 12 days of Christmas?
The gifts are:
- A partridge in a pear tree,
- Two turtle doves,
- Three french hens,
- Four calling birds,
- Five gold rings,
- Six geese a-laying.
- Seven swans a-swimming,
- Eight maids a-milking,
Similarly, how do you count the 12 days of Christmas? In most Western ecclesiastical traditions, "Christmas Day" is considered the "First Day of Christmas" and the Twelve Days are 25 December through 5 January, inclusive.
Also Know, what do the 12 days of Christmas gifts represent?
In this theory, each gift symbolizes a different aspect of the faith:
- The Partridge in the Pear Tree is Jesus Christ.
- The 2 Turtle Doves are The Old and New Testaments.
- The 3 French hens are Faith, Hope, and Charity, the theological virtues.
- The 4 Calling Birds are the four gospels and/or the four evangelists.
What was the 5th gift of the 12 Days of Christmas?
The fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me five hares running, four ducks quacking, three fat hens, two turtle-doves, a partridge, and a pear-tree.