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Saturday, December 16, 2006

Twelve Days of Christmas

Siguro ay narinig na ninyo ang pamaskong kanta na “12 days of Christmas”. Diba kayo katulad ko na nag-iisip (kunyari lang hehe) kung ano ang “leaping lords” o “French Hens” o ano ang ginagawa ng ibong “partridge” sa puno ng peras at ano ang nga relasyon nito sa kanta?

Ayon sa CNN este sa email pala na aking natanggap, noong unang panahon pala taong 1558 hanggang 1829, ang Roman Catholics sa bansang Inglatera ay hindi pinapayagang mag-practice ng kanilang pananampalata in public. Mayroon daw nagsulat ng kantang ito na parang “catechism song” para sa mga kabataan.

It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their church. Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality which the children could remember.

The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ.
Two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments.
Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love.
The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke &John.
The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament.
The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation.
Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit: Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy.
The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes.
Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control.
The ten lords a-leaping were the ten commandments.
The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.
The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles' Creed.


Tutal ay napag-uusapan na rin natin ang “12 Days of Christmas”, hindi rin ba kayo nagtatanong kung magkano ang halaga ng bawat isang item sa kantang ito. Kung sakali na magpunta tayo sa tindahan at subukang bumili ng “pear tree”, isang “partridge”, dalawang “French hens”, at iba pa. Magkano kaya ang aabutin?
Buti na lang at may mga tao na nagsaliksik at pinag-aralan ang mga ito. kasi kung wala hindi ko rin alam ang sagot hehe.

Eto ang cost ng bawat isang items sa “12 Days of Christmas” para sa taong 2006.


* One Partridge in a Pear Tree: $144.99 ($15.00 Partridge, $129.99 Pear Tree)
* Two Turtle Doves: $40.00 ($20.00 each)
* Three French Hens: $45.00 ($15.00 each)
* Four Calling Birds: $479.96 ($119.99 each)
* Five Gold Rings: $325.00 ($65.00 each)
* Six Geese-a-Laying: $300.00 ($50.00 each)
* Seven Swans-a-Swimming: $4,200.00 ($600.00 each)
* Eight Maids-a-Milking: $41.20 ($5.15 each)
* Nine Ladies Dancing: $4,759.19 ($528.80 each)
* Ten Lords-a-Leaping: $4,160.25 ($416.02 each)
* Eleven Pipers Piping: $2,124.00 ($186.66 each)
* Twelve Drummers Drumming: $2,224.30 ($193.09 each)

At ang suma-total ay tumataginting naaaaaaa - $18,920.59 (at 1USD=PHP49.34, ito ay aabot sa PHP933,541.913)

Kung ito daway bibilhin gamit ang “online purchase” aabot ito sa $30,330.49 U.S.o PHP 1.5 million pesosesosessss.

Ang mahal naman na regalong ito hehehe, kung ayaw ninyong maniwala sa pinagsasabi ko dito, basahain nyo na lang ito hehehe.

5 comment(s):

ang mamahal naman niyan!!!...

ako rin may kantang 12 days of xmas...kung gusto mong pakinggan, babayad ka muna sa akin :P

By Blogger nona, at 5:49 AM  

ay ka-mahal naman.. hehehe..

kantahin na lang ntin yan...

By Anonymous karmi, at 7:03 AM  

what great facts you've dug out KD. Ang mahal nga, may magregalo sana sa akin nyan para maging milyonarya na ako (miski in pesos lang)

By Blogger Leah, at 8:18 AM  

Bakit kaya mura lang yung mga maids sa maids-a- milking? Limang piso lang? Mas mahal yung mga kung anu-anong ibon. Tapos mas mahal ng konte yung mga DI (ladies dancing). :)

By Anonymous Toe, at 8:53 AM  

Nabasa ko na dati itong meaning ng 12 days of Christmas. Very creative din naman ang nag-compose ng kantang ito.

By Anonymous niceheart, at 9:09 AM  

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