On the eighth day of Christmas
My true love gave to me:
eight maids a-milking…
January 1st is here bringing a new year and on this the “Eighth Day of Christmas.” Eighth is just such an odd word to type. The most notable part of this day is of course that it is the first day of the new year. So Happy New Year!
I didn’t find any specific foods for the day. It seems most likely that the meal for today is whatever is left over from partying last night – or whatever will stay down if the partying was a little too intense! My kids and I like a nice big pancake breakfast with whatever toppings we think might taste good. So usually maple syrup and some fruit. And sometimes chocolate and whipped cream.
More traditionally this day would have been celebrated as the Feast day when Jesus received his name under the Jewish traditions – and the day as a male child he would have been circumcised.
Here is a New Year’s Carol (The Old Year Now Has Fled) for the day:
Wishing you a joyous New Year on this the Eighth Day of Christmas
- In Mary, we see image of heavenly glory… (catholicjournaling.wordpress.com)
- New Year; Solemnity of Mary Mother of God (Theotokos) and the Circumcision and naming of the Lord Jesus (mum6kids.wordpress.com)