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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Womb Twin day tomorrow, 21st December

December 21st is Womb Twin day. 
Feel free to leave a comment, remembering your womb twin by name. 

Two candles lit

The date of December 21st was chosen for Womb Twin day for three reasons:

1) We need one day in the year when we think especially about our womb twins, and we do so on the same day, to make it more important and memorable, and so we can give support to each other on that day.

2) December 21st is the winter solstice in the Northern hemisphere.  It is the darkest day of the year, but thereafter the day begin to lengthen towards the coming summer, so it is a time for new hope in the midst of darkness.

3) December 21st is the Christian feast day of St Thomas. (See more here) These days, his special day is now celebrated on July 3rd, but traditionally it used to be 21st December, so we can reclaim that day for our womb twins.

St Thomas was called Didymus, which means "twin".  The Bible does not mention if he had a living twin, so he may have been a sole surviving twin.  That makes him an excellent patron saint of womb twin survivors!  He is famous for being a doubter and a sceptic, but he learned to believe when he could see with his own eyes. This makes him even more suitable, as so much of what we meet in our lives as womb twin survivor is doubted by so many, but we are teaching the world how to see and understand.

Ways to celebrate Womb Twin Day

There are many ways to remember and honour your womb twin. Here are some examples:
  • Light a candle for your womb twin in your home
  • Send a Chinese lantern into the sky or over water
  • Throw some flower petals into a stream or lake
  • Make a special image with painting or photography
  • Gather a group of womb twin survivors together to do something together

    More about Womb Twin day
How to make a beautiful online memorial to your womb twin.

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