is the twelfth and last day of the traditional Twelve Days of Christmas
which follow Christmas Day
. In western Christianity
it falls on 6 January
, which is also the feast of the Epiphany
Twelfth Day is preceded by Twelfth Night, the evening of 5 January.
In some countries, Twelfth Day is denoted as a public holiday. It has a particular prominence in Ireland, where it is known as Little Christmas (Nollaig Bheag).