The team at Fethiye Times thought we would bridge the gap normally left during the festive period with our take on the popular festive song The 12 Days of Christmas.

The 12 Days of Christmas Maths Fact

Add it all up and in the song the true love sends a whopping 364 gifts; nearly one for each day of the year over the Christmas period.

The 12 Days of Christmas Myth Buster

Many people think that the ‘Christmas’ refers to the days before Christmas.

However, it’s the period starting on Christmas day and finishing 6 January with the Epiphany when the three kings from ‘the East’ brought gifts.

Fethiye Times The 12 Days of Christmas

So here is Fethiye Times local take on the first 5 of the 12 days of Christmas and the 140 gifts that are sent from ‘my true love’.

25 December

On the first day of Christmas,

my true love sent to me

The sun setting on a summer’s eve.

one sun setting
One sun setting in the Gulf of Fethiye

26 December

On the second day of Christmas,

my true love sent to me

Two turtle doves,

12 days day 2 doves
Two turtle Doves (well collared doves) in Kayaköy

And the sun setting on a summers eve.

27 December 

On the third day of Christmas,

my true love sent to me

Three camels grazing,

12 days day 3 camels
Three Camels in Yayla (highland pastures above Fethiye)

Two turtle doves,

And a sun setting on a summers eve.

28 December

On the fourth day of Christmas,

my true love sent to me

Four Dervishes whirling,

Four dervishes whirling
Four dervishes whirling

Three camels grazing,

Two turtle doves,

And the sun setting on a summers eve.

29 December

On the fifth day of Christmas,

my true love sent to me

Five sailing yachts

five sailing yachts
five sailing yachts

Four Dervishes whirling

Three camels grazing

Two turtle doves,

And the sun setting on a summers eve…….

Fethiye Times The 12 Days of Christmas

Read our next installment of the Fethiye Times 12 Days of Christmas tomorrow…

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