Millions of people know the vintage Christmas song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” It is one of the most well-known and beloved songs of the holiday season. But, do you know what each item in the song represents? Well…good news! Today you are going to discover what each “Day” represents. I think that you will find the following read VERY interesting!
Day 1: “The partridge in a pear tree” is Jesus Christ
Day 2: “Two turtle doves” are the Old and New Testaments
Day 3: “Three French Hens” stand for Faith, Hope, and Charity
Day 4: “Four Calling Birds” are the four Gospels of Matthew, Mark Luke, and John
Day 5: “Five Golden Rings” recall the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old testament.
Day 6: “Six Geese A-Laying” stand for the six days of creation
Day 7: “Seven Swans Are Swimming” represent the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit: Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy
Day 8: “Eight Maids A-Milking” are the eight Beatitudes
Day 9: “Nine Ladies Dancing” are the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control
Day 10: “Ten Lords Are Leaping” are the Ten Commandments
Day 11: “Eleven Pipers Piping” stand for the eleven faithful disciples
Day 12: “Twelve Drummers Drumming” symbolizes the twelve points in the Apostle’s Creed.
So, there is your history lesson for today! 🙂