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12th Night.
« on: January 05, 2020, 11:43:27 am »
The 5th or the 6th Jan.  Which is it? (Difference of opinion in household).
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Re: 12th Night.
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2020, 11:49:51 am »
Either.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelfth_Night_(holiday)

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Different traditions mark the date of Twelfth Night on either 5 January or 6 January, depending on which day one considers to be the first of the Twelve Days: 25 or 26 December.

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In most Western ecclesiastical traditions, Christmas Day is considered the "First Day of Christmas" and the Twelve Days are 25 December – 5 January, inclusive, making Twelfth Night on 5 January, which is Epiphany Eve. In older customs the Twelve Days of Christmas are counted from sundown on the evening of 25 December until the morning of 6 January, meaning that the Twelfth Night falls on the evening of 5 January and the Twelfth Day falls on 6 January. However, in some church traditions only full days are counted, so that 5 January is counted as the Eleventh Day, 6 January as the Twelfth Day, and the evening of 6 January is counted as the Twelfth Night. In these traditions, Twelfth Night is the same as Epiphany and is also known as the "Thirteenth Day". However, some churches that fall in the latter category consider Twelfth Night to be the eve of the Twelfth Day (in the same way that Christmas Eve comes before Christmas), and thus consider Twelfth Night to be on 5 January.
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Re: 12th Night.
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2020, 09:16:02 am »
If your Christmas decorations are still up on the 6th, the Post-Festive Police are liable to come crashing through the door to make you take them down at gunpoint.

Leastways, that ought to happen. Nothing is better than death for those who, mid-January, still have those fucking lights flashing in their window along with a clearly displayed Christmas tree.
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Re: 12th Night.
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2020, 12:01:03 pm »
The 5th or the 6th Jan.  Which is it? (Difference of opinion in household).

It's whenever the YACF logo loses its festive CDC.
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Re: 12th Night.
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2020, 01:43:44 pm »
'Tis gone! Time to doff my floppy hat. :'(

BTW, in our wee mudpatch they leave decorations up until mid-January or even February.  Towards the 20th there'll be a tree collection and auto da fe with merguez & kneesup to see them off.
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Re: 12th Night.
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2020, 06:04:02 pm »
The 5th or the 6th Jan.  Which is it? (Difference of opinion in household).

It's whenever the YACF logo loses its festive CDC.

I sent Dez a reminder yesterday but he didn't see it until this morning.
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