Beginning today, December 26, with the feast of St. Stephen, as we celebrate the Holy Season of the Birth of Our Lord and Savior, we begin our Twelve Days of Christmas sale. We have an entire category of items on sale each day at 15% off to celebrate and honor the feast of the day. Additionally, we have selected one special item each day, appropriate to the day's feast, and we will be offering that item at 25% off. Visit us every day of Christmas, through Epiphany (January 6), to learn more about the Feast of the day and to find out what is on sale.
The Twelve Days of Christmas are:
December 25 – Christmas Day
December 26 – The Feast of St. Stephen
December 27 – The Feast of St. John the Evangelist
December 28 – Feast of the Holy Innocents
December 29 – Feast of St. Thomas Becket
December 30 – Feast of the Holy Family
December 31 – Feast of Pope St. Sylvester
January 1 – Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
January 2 – Feast of St. Basil the Great
January 3 – Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus
January 4 – Feast of St. Elizabeth Seton
January 5 – Feast of St. John Neumann
January 6 – Feast of the Epiphany
The Twelve Days of Christmas and the associated evenings of those twelve days (Twelve-tide) are the festive days beginning the evening of Christmas Day (December 25) through the morning of Epiphany (January 6). The associated evenings of the Twelve Days begin on the evening before the specified day. Thus, the first night of Christmas is December 25-26, and Twelfth Night is January 5-6. This period is also known as Christmastide. In many traditional Catholic cultures around the world, Christmas gift-giving does not happen until the Epiphany, the day we celebrate the arrival of the Three Kings, who traveled so far, to honor and worship the newborn King who is Christ the Lord.
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