Twelfth Day

  1. the 12th day after Christmas, January 6, on which the festival of the Epiphany is celebrated: formerly observed as the last day of the Christmas festivities.

Origin of Twelfth Day

before 900; Middle English; Old English

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How to use Twelfth Day in a sentence

  • I have had it ever since Twelfth Day, and kept it all the time for you.

    Lorna Doone | R. D. Blackmore

British Dictionary definitions for Twelfth Day

Twelfth Day

    • Jan 6, the twelfth day after Christmas and the feast of the Epiphany, formerly observed as the final day of the Christmas celebrations

    • (as modifier): Twelfth-Day celebrations

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