Meaning of The 12 Days of Christmas


Partridge in a pear tree represents Jesus

Two turtle doves - old and new testaments

Three French hens - faith, hope and love

Four calling birds - Matthew, Mark, Luke and John

Five golden rings - Torah, first 5 books of the Bible 

Six geese a-laying - six days of creation

Seven swans a-swimming - seven gifts of the Holy Spirit

Eight maids a milking - Eight Beatitudes

Nine ladies dancing - Nine fruits of the Holy Spirit

Ten lords a-leaping - Ten Commandments

Eleven Pipers Piping - 11 faithful Disciples

Twelve Drummers Drumming - twelve points of believe in the Apostle's Creed

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