When Does Christmas Actually End? It’s NOT Dec. 26

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When does Christmas actually end? It’s not on Dec. 26!

On this week’s episode of The Catholic Talk Show, Ryan Scheel, Fr. Rich Pagano, and Ryan DellaCross discuss “5 Things You Didn’t Know About Christmas & The Birth of Christ.”

In the clip below, Ryan Scheel explains when Christmas ends–and it’s not on Dec. 26! He explains the few different ways Christmas traditionally ends.

The 12 days of Christmas actually ends on Epiphany. However, according to the USCCB, Christmas ends on the feast of the Baptism of Jesus.

According to the Old Calendar, however, Christmas ends on Candlemas (Feb. 2)–the feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple.

Watch the clip below for the explanation:


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The guys also answer these questions:

• What year was Jesus actually born in?
• What was the real Star of Bethlehem?
• Where is the relic of the manger?
• Which saint created the first Nativity scene?
• When does Christmas actually end?

Merry Christmas!

[See also: Was Jesus Really Born on December 25th? Here’s the Intriguing Evidence]

[See also: Is the “12 Days of Christmas” Really a Secret Code?]