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Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night. A Christian observance, the evening preceding Epiphany (twelve days after Christmas). It commemorated the different epiphanies of Christ, e.g. to the shepherds, to the magi, to the world when he changed water to wine. When the feast was adopted in the West, it became an occasion for festivity and games.

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Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night, Jan. 5, the vigil or eve of Epiphany, so called because it is the 12th night from Christmas, counting Christmas as the first. In England, Twelfth Night has been a great festival marking the end of the Christmas season, and popular masquerading parties are typical entertainment.

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