For the next 12 days, I will be going through the 12 Day of Christmas, a tradition celebrated in Europe since the middle ages. We all know the song, but I bet most of us have no idea what those 12 days actually are. No, it's not just a song about someone frivilously purchasing their true love gifts for 12 days, it's a series of Christian celebrations leading up to the Twelfth Night (a party making the end of medieval "winter" (All Hallow's Eve to Twelfth Night), not the comedy by William Shakespeare - although the play was likely written as entertainment for said celebration).
So, without further adieu...
On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: