Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr. January 2018

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Snell Law in 2018 PAGE 1

The Resolution That Leads to Better Grades The Latest in DUI Defense PAGE 2

Don’t Let Insurance Reps Fool You Revive That Leftover Turkey! PAGE 3

The Holiday Time Forgot PAGE 4

The holidays are over, and you know what that means: no more Christmas carols on the radio! After all, there’s no reason to play carols once Christmas is over, right? Not exactly. You might be surprised to learn “The 12 Days of Christmas” isn’t about the 12 days leading up to Christmas. It’s about the days after Christmas. It all builds up to Jan. 5, a holiday many people have forgotten: Twelfth Night. In certain sects of Christianity, Twelfth Night is the eve of Epiphany (Jan. 6), the day when the three kings — or the three wise men — brought gifts to baby Jesus. During the medieval and Tudor periods of England, Twelfth Night was a massive celebration. Communities gathered together to drink punch, go wassailing — a form of caroling — and feast upon a massive cake with a bean and a pea baked inside. As part of the Twelfth Night tradition, whichever man and woman found the bean or pea would be king and queen for the night.

to the biblical kings who bowed to a baby in a manger. Shakespeare’s beloved comedy “Twelfth Night” was originally intended to be performed on or around Twelfth Night. The play contains many of the topsy-turvy themes of Twelfth Night, such as a woman who dresses as a man and a servant who dreams of becoming a noble. While Twelfth Night is no longer a massive revelry, some still celebrate the holiday in England and other European countries. In fact, many modern traditions stem from the old holiday. For example, many people believe you must take down your Christmas decorations by Twelfth Night or risk bad luck. Twelfth Night once marked the end of the holiday season, and it was met with the same enthusiasm as New Year’s Eve. Interested in reviving the tradition and throwing your own Twelfth Night party? You can find some excellent tips at thedailymeal.com/holidays/how-throw-twelfth- night-party.

Wi ll You Celebrate Twelfth N i ght?

The Twelfth Night cake fit seamlessly with the holiday’s famous theme of role reversal, a nod

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