The 7th Day of Christmas falls on December 31st and is the Feast of Pope Sylvester I or St. Sylvester’s Day.
7th Day of Christmas at McMullen House Bed & Breakfast
The 7th Day of Christmas is depicted in the Parlor of McMullen House with seven swans a-swimming. The seven swans represent the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit or the Holy Sacrament.
History of Pope Sylvester I
Pope Sylvester I became a pope in 314 AD upon the death of Pope Mechaides and remained pope until his own death in 335 AD. During this time he was noted for “the Council of Nicea, the Baptism of Constantine, and the triumph of the Church.”1 More about Pope Sylvester I can be found at the Catholic Encyclopedia.