Beanery Online Literary Magazine

December 23, 2007

THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2007-A

—written by Carolyn C. Holland

Most people assume that the song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” is secular music. They are surprised to learn it was written for religions reasons.

There was a period in England, circa 1558-1829, when it was a crime to be a Catholic, and the law banned them from any private or public practice of their faith. (more…)