And so the season of madness begins again. I just came across an intriguing new article by Cynthia Green on JSTOR Daily. I learned plenty. It also contains the following zinger: For some reason, we don’t celebrate Twelfth Night anymore. In response, I can only paraphrase Bugs Bunny: She don’t know us very well, do […]

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Tonight is Twelfth Night, if you know how to count like a New Orleanian. Everybody’s heard of the Twelve Days of Christmas, but few people in 21st-century America know that these are the twelve days after Christmas, ending with Epiphany, also known as Little Christmas or Three Kings Day or Twelfthtide. Increasing commercialization puts all […]

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Tonight is Twelfth Night, or so I thought. Everybody’s heard of the Twelve Days of Christmas, but few people (in America, at least) know that these are the twelve days after Christmas, starting on December 26th and ending with Epiphany, also known as Little Christmas, which is January 6th, today. These days, with the commercial […]

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