Song
The Twelve Days of Christmas
It is said that this song was written to convey the tenets of the Catholic faith during the persecution of Catholics in England from 1558 to 1829.
( Christmas season is from 25th December to 6th January )
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Song
Alternative Meaning
On the first day of Christmas 
my true love give to me
a partridge in pear tree

On the second day of Christmas
My true love gave to me
two turtledoves
and a partride in a pear tree

On the third day of Christmas 
my true love gave to me
three french hens
two turtledoves
and a partridge in pear tree

On the fourth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me
four calling birds
three French hens
two turtledoves
and a partridge in pear tree

On the fifth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me
five golden rings
four calling birds
three french hens
two turtledoves
and a partridge in pear tree

On the sixth day of  Christmas
my true love gave to me
six geese-a-laying
five golden Rings
four calling birds 
three french hens
two turtledoves
and Partridge in pear tree

On the seventh day of Christmas 
my true love to me 
seven swans-a-swimming
six geese-a-laying
five golden Rings
four callings birds
three French hens
two turtledoves
and a partridge in pear tree

On the eighth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me 
eight maids-a-milking
seven swans-a-swimming
six geese-a-laying
five golden rings
four calling birds
three french hens
two turtledoves
and a Partridge in pear tree

On the ninth day of Christmas 
My true love gave to me 
nine ladies dancing
eight maids-a-milking
seven swans-a-swimming
six geese-a-laying
five golden rings
four calling birds
three french hens
two turtle doves
and a Partridge in pear tree

On the tenth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me
ten lords-a-leaping
nine ladies dancing
eight maids-a-milking
seven swans-a-swimming
six geese-a-laying
five golden rings
four calling birds
three french hens
two turtle doves
and a partridge in pear tree

On the eleventh day of Christmas 
my true love gave to me
eleven pipers piping
ten lords-a-leaping
nine ladies dancing
eight maids-a-milking
seven swans-a-swimming
six geese-a-laying
five golden rings
four calling birds
three french hens
two turtle doves
and a partridge in pear tree

On the twelfth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me
twelve drummers drumming
eleven pipers piping
ten lords-a-leaping
nine ladies dancing
eight maids-a-milking
seven swans-a-swimming
six geese-a-laying
five golden rings
four calling birds
three french hens
two turtle doves
and a partridge in pear tree 


God the Father,every baptized person
Jesus Christ
 
 

Old and New Testaments
 
 
 

Faith, Hope and Charity,
the Theological Virtues
 
 
 

Four Gospels and/or the Four Evangelists
 
 
 
 
 

First five books of the Old Testament
 
 
 
 
 
 

Six days of creation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Seven gifts of the Spirit, seven Sacraments
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Eight beatitudes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nine fruits of the Spirit
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Ten Commandments
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Eleven faithful apostles
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Twelve points of doctrine in Apostle's Creed
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 






[The Meaning of Advent]
[The Twelve Days of Christmas' Song]
[My Favourite Christmas Carols]
[The Meaning of Christmas]
[My Christmas Greeting For You]
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