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Twelfth Night

Definition: If you count from December 25, the Twelfth Night would be January 5th.

Custom was that people had a King of Bean and sometimes a Queen, on Twelfth Night to preside over the revelries for the end of the season. The King and Queen were the pair who found a special bean found inside a cake called a galette or gateau des rois.

Europeans celebrate Twelfth Night by going out to sing and wassail or drink to the health of their neighbors, animals and orchards. Wassail is an old Anglo-Saxon word meaning be whole. Celebrated on January 5.

Elsewhere on the Web:

Annie's Twelfth Night Page
Information and scriptures on Twelfth Night.

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