The Twelve Days of Christmas

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TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS - A stunning interpretation of the classic Christmas song. It was illegal to be a Catholic in England from 1558 to 1829, so this was written as a catechism song to help young Catholics learn the basics of their faith. The song had hidden meanings; "true love" refers to God and "me" refers to the church. The twelve gifts also had their meanings. The twelve drummers stood for the twelve points of doctrine in the Apostles' Creed, eleven pipers for the eleven faithful apostles, ten lords for the ten commandments etc. Finally a partridge in a pear tree represented Jesus Christ as a mother partridge that acts as a decoy to save her helpless chicks from predators.

Pieces 1000
Age Adult
Manufacturer Purrfect Puzzles
Theme Christmas
Product Type Jigsaw Puzzle
Mfg. Part Number PUR341
UPC Number 812911003410
Item Number 40255

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