Traditionally, Christmas celebrations lasted for twelve days, ending with a big feast on Epiphany. A lot of people nowadays no longer seem to observe the full Christmas period, ending their celebrations on Boxing Day instead.
Do you celebrate the twelve days of Christmas? If so, what special rituals do you have for this time?
The four weeks before Christmas are Advent - getting ready for the birth of Christ - then Christmas Day and the next twelve days are Christmas. Epiphany (6 January) is celebrated as the arrival of the three wise men and the end of Christmas.