posted on January 02, 2014 at 6:48 PM
Definitions for "essence" are as follows: The most important ingredient, the basic nature of a thing, the entity that makes a substance what it is. Did you know that even though it is January 3, it is only the ninth day of Christmas? That's right, if we celebrate the twelve days of Christmas we have three more days to enjoy the essence of this beautiful holiday season.
After forty-four Christmas seasons I just found out that the twelve days of Christmas starts on December 25. But even better I discovered the essence of the Twelve Days of Christmas. It goes as follows: Christians made up this song sometime during the 16th century as a secret code to teach their children valuable lessons of their Catholic faith. (The king of England banned all Catholic teachings because of divorce issue. Anyone caught with a writing of Catholic teaching was severely punished or killed. Hence, The Twelve Days of Christmas song was born. My true love = God. A partridge in a pear tree = Jesus. (A mother partridge will pretend to be injured to protect her children.) Two turtle doves =