Sunday, 16 December 2012
Beach Hut 16
Amidst the showers of a distinctly changeable day, Karen Morton created an oasis of natural beauty in hut 410 tonight.
A Partridge in a Pear Tree may not immediately seem to have much of a connection with the Christmas story as told in the Bible but the tradition is that this song was developed during the reign of Oliver Cromwell by Roman Catholic parents as a way of teaching their children the basic tenets of Christian faith.
A Partridge in a Pear Tree is thought to represent Jesus because a mother partridge is said to prepared to sacrifice herself to protect her young. Putting the partridge in a tree reminds us of Jesus death on the cross - the ultimate act of sacrifice.
We'll be hearing more about this particular song later in the Beach Hut Advent Calendar on the 21st of December.
Our next hut will be our most Easterly hut as it's number 11.