How long is Christmas, 8 days, 12 days or more?
The 8 days after Christmas is known in the Catholic Church tradition as the Octave of Christmas and every day in the Octave is celebrated as solemnly as the Christmas Day. But some of those days they have their own patron saint as well.
- Octave of Christmas is explained here … (click)
- The "12 days of Christmas" is an old English Christmas carol with a hidden meaning. You can learn about of this unusual story (click here) and listen to the original “12 Days of Christmas” (click here)
So how long is Christmas in the Catholic Church anyway? About this and some family activities for this time you can read (click here)