I was looking up the name of the holiday that’s today because a contractor of ours said that she would be off until Jan. 6, which is the end of her holidays. Apparently it’s called Epiphany, and:

Prior to the reform of 1955, when Pope Pius XII abolished all but three octaves, the Roman Catholic Church (and prior to 1976, the Anglican churches) celebrated Epiphany as an eight-day feast beginning on January 6 and ending on January 13, the Octave of Epiphany.

The Octave of Epiphany is just about the coolest name for anything ever. I love the idea that you can have Octaves of things, and Epiphany is a great word (though hard for me to type correctly, apparently).

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