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Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

The Twelfth Night is a special event that takes place on the 5th January. It’s also known as Epiphany, Little Christmas, or the twelfth Night of Christmas. The day commemorates the arrival of the three Wise Men in Bethlehem to see baby Jesus. In medieval England, it was traditional to celebrate Epiphany with a grand feast. There would be a huge turkey or goose for the main course, followed by twelve different kinds of pudding – one for each of the Twelve Days of Christmas. These days people still celebrate the Twelfth Night with a nice meal, accompanied by family and, of course, there’s always room for a bit of light-hearted fun – like putting a shoe on the Twelfth Night cake or singing silly songs!

We have put together the following resources to enable you to celebrate the Twelfth Night:

Activity Ideas:

  • Why not learn about the story and traditions of the Twelfth Night – here
  • Enjoy this Twelfth Night fruit cake recipe- here
  • One of Shakespeare’s plays is titled ‘Twelfth Night’ why not enjoy our Shakespeare plays puzzle pack – here