On the 12th day of Christmas

I greatly enjoyed the article in the “Holiday Guide” about the 12 days of Christmas and the Feast of Epiphany [“The Twelfth Day, Revealed: Orthodox and Hispanic Faithful Revere the Epiphany over Christmas,” Dec. 5]. However, it does not have to be as foreign and exotic as the article might lead one to believe.

The Feast of the Epiphany (Jan. 6) is not limited to the Eastern Orthodox and Latino Roman Catholics. I’m sure you’ll find plenty of Episcopalians (such as myself), Lutherans and others who also revel in Epiphany as a major feast day and part of our tradition. After all, Christmas doesn’t begin until Dec. 25, and we get 12 whole days to celebrate after the commercial frenzy is over!

—  Mark Ardrey-Graves

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