The Twelve Days of Christmas was written by Catholics because after the Protestant Reformation they were not allowed to practice their faith openly from 1558-1829.
It was meant for young Catholics as a Catechism Song.
1)Partridge in a Pear Tree was Jesus.
2)Two Turtle Doves were the Old and New Testaments.
3)Three French Hens stood for Faith, Hope and Love.
4)Four Calling Birds were the Four Gospels.
5)The Five Golden Rings were the First Five Books of the Old Testament, The Torah.
6)Six Geese a Laying stood for the Six Days of Creation.
7)Seven Swans a Swimming represented the Sevenfold Gifts of the Holy Spirit, Prophecy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership and Mercy.
8)Eight Maids a Milking were the Eight Beatitudes.
9)Nine Ladies Dancing were the Nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit, Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-Control.
10) Ten Lords a Leaping were the Ten Commandments.
11)Eleven Pipers Piping were the Eleven Faithful Apostles.
12) Twelve Drummers Drumming were the Twelve Points of Belief in the