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2nd – 12 Days of Christmas

2nd - 12 Days of Christmas

“On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me: 2 turtle doves.” What do those lyrics mean? It represents The Old and New Testaments. December 26 is also boxing day or St Stephens Day (Remembering the first martyr of Christianity, St Stephen). The reason there Is a second day of Christmas is because the tradition came from a custom in the late Roman early Christian era wherein alms boxes placed in churches were used to collect special offerings tied to the feast of Saint Stephen. What is The Old and New Testament? The New Testament focuses more on the life and teachings of Jesus and the Christian church. The Old Testament explains the history of the creation of the world. Some people give gifts on the second day others may feast on traditional foods. Why is the second day of Christmas called boxing day? The name boxing day comes from a time when the rich used to box up gifts to give to the poor.