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This is a Christian celebration. Twelfth Night is a festival marking the coming of the Epiphany. Different traditions mark the date of Twelfth Night on either 5 January or 6 January. In Western Church traditions, the Twelfth Night concludes the Twelve Days of Christmas.

A belief has arisen in modern times, in some English-speaking countries, that it is unlucky to leave Christmas decorations hanging after Twelfth Night, a tradition originally attached to the festival of Candlemas (2 February), which celebrates the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple. Other popular Twelfth Night customs include singing Christmas carols, chalking the door, having one's house blessed, merrymaking, as well as attending church services.

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United Kingdom

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Contact: Becky Lamyman
E: rsl7@kent.ac.uk
Categories: Religious festivals

 

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