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What the heck...  [message #77542] Thu, 24 December 2020 01:13 Go to next message
Teddy is currently offline  Teddy

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"The Christmas tales will be on he home page until 12th night. Regular publishing will resume on Monday..."


Um... what the heck is twelfth Night? This American is clueless...

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Re: What the heck...  [message #77543 is a reply to message #77542] Thu, 24 December 2020 08:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timmy

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That sounds  little like Love's Labour's Lost!

Twelfth Night is part of the Twelve Days of Christmas, and marks the official end of the Christmas celebrations, the date past which it is unlucky to leave Christmas decorations displayed

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Re: What the heck...  [message #77544 is a reply to message #77543] Thu, 24 December 2020 10:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Pedro

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As Timmy says, before Christmas became so commercialised that the shopping season starts when the kids go back to school in September, the festive season was from Christmas Day (or Christmas Eve in some places) through to Epiphany Eve on Jan 5th - the twelve days. Epiphany being a more sober church feast celebrating the revalation of Christ to the Gentiles in the personification of the Magi, Twelfth Night became the culmination of the revelries of the Christmas period and was associated with the Lords of Misrule. For a rudimentary explanation of this see my story 'Trapped' (unashamed plug).

And as I was thinking of this reply to Teddy, it crossed my mind that the Electoral College vote tally in Congress was to take place on Twelfth Night with its scope for mischief making. But I miscalculated: I believe the tally is on 6th Jan. I expect mischief making none the less.






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Re: What the heck...  [message #77555 is a reply to message #77542] Mon, 28 December 2020 14:28 Go to previous message
The Composer is currently offline  The Composer

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelfth_Night
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