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- n. A Christian festival marking the coming of Epiphany and concluding the Twelve Days of Christmas, traditionally falling on the evening of January 5 (i.e., on the eve of Twelfth Day, January 6), but also sometimes defined as falling on the evening of January 6 (i.e., on the evening of Twelfth Day itself).
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Poster for the current production of Twelfth Night
They were already celebrating Twelfth Night, with small girls dressed as St Lucias, and a Boy Bishops, and much merriment planned, so our house-blessing just fitted in delightfully, and we had a wonderful evening.
The School of the Seasons has some information on the history of Twelfth Night and how it has been celebrated in different countries.
The elegant home of John Potts, founder of Pottstown and a wealthy Colonial ironmaster, tells the story of traditional Twelfth Night celebrations through its festive decorations and self-guided tours.
This year the show is Twelfth Night (which I'm pretty sure I've never seen), with Anne Hathaway, Raul Esparza, Audra MacDonald and Julie White, but it almost doesn't matter who's in it because the experience of sitting out on a summer night in the world's most beautiful park in the middle of New York City watching a play that is absolutely free is the moment I always feel, I can't believe I get to live here.
Uncle Vanya and Twelfth Night at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
(Coincidentally, the current run of Twelfth Night has given Shakespeare fans a chance to see the two companies literally back to back, thanks to the Seattle Rep's recent offering of Bill Cain's thoughtful, brilliantly crafted Shakespeare fantasy,