‘The Twelve Days of Christmas‘ is one of the most popular English Christmas carols, first published in the eighteenth century . Its lyrics describe the extravagant gifts the singer is presented with by their ‘true love’; each has religious significance.
The Twelve Days begin with Christmas Day (25th December) and finish on the eve of Epiphany on 5th January.
To celebrate, we are using the lyrics to this carol to highlight the richness of our collections. Without giving too much away, ‘a partridge’ has become A. Partridge – you’ll see what we mean!
We will line up tweets to be sent each day of the Twelve Days, with an image of a library resource reflecting the gifts given on that specific day.