5th Day of Christmas

Depiction of the 5th day of Christmas with five golden rings.

The 5th Day of Christmas celebrates the Feast of St. Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury and Patron of Priests in the 12th Century.  The Feast is held on December 29th. 

5th Day of Christmas at McMullen House Bed & Breakfast

Picture of the Fifth Day of Christmas (Five Gold Rings) 2019

          5th Day–Five Golden Rings

The 5th Day of Christmas at McMullen House is depicted by five golden rings in the Dining Room.  These rings symbolize the first five books of the Old Testament.

Feast of St. Thomas Becket History

Picture of St. Thomas Becket with King Henry II--5th Day of Christmas

   St. Thomas Becket with King Henry II           (Public domain from Wikipedia)

The Feast of St. Thomas Becket is held on December 29th, the same day he was killed in Canterbury after an argument with King Henry II.  The site of the assassination at Canterbury Cathedral became a place for pilgrimage and inspiration for the “Canterbury Tales.”1

References

1: Fisheaters Article

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