Old Christmas

In Circe Bloom thinks of Georgina Simpson's housewarming party, sixteen years earlier, on "Old Christmas night." This is another name for January 6, more commonly called Twelfth Night or the Epiphany. The expression endures in parts of England, Ireland, the maritime provinces of Canada, and Appalachian America.

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Poster for a celebration of Old Christmas in Bristol, Virginia. Source: believeinbristol.org.

Seasons greetings for believers who celebrate the truly Old Christmas of the first few centuries A.D. Source: www.tarmtea.com.