Though “ModCloth’s 12 Days of Christmas” festivities are well underway, the actual holiday that inspired the infamous carole runs between Boxing Day and January 6th according to ancient Christian tradition. This time of the season is also known as Christmastide and Yuletide and is still celebrated in different ways in some parts of the world. Here in America it’s mostly been neglected in favor of celebrations on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, but in medieval times, the twelve days were still widely celebrated as a festival that culminated in the twelfth night. Besides inspiring some of history’s greatest puppets, The Muppets, this holiday inspired one of history’s greatest writers, William Shakespeare! His popular comedy The Twelfth Night Or What You Will was based on the holiday and plays upon the kind of gender and status role reversals that would have been common during the celebration of the holiday in those times.
And what better to wear on a magical night to the theater than our gift from the third day! On the third day of Christmas, my mod love gave to me…three French Silk Chocolate Dresses!