Arabic 12 Days of Christmas Nursery Rhyme {Resource}

I translated the Twelve Days Of Christmas into Arabic as Christians around the globe celebrate Christmas Eve tonight, including the 25+ million in the Arab world.

In most Western traditions, Christmas Day is considered the “First Day of Christmas” and the Twelve Days are 25 December – 5 January. Many Arab Christians follow this calendar.

The Twelve Days of Christmas is an rhyme that is sung by children as a cumulative song. This means you say one verse, then include it in the next line as well, building up to the final verse when you repeat all the verses together. Each verse contains a series of increasingly grand gifts, given by a loved one on each of the twelve days of Christmas.

This is how it’s sung in Arabic

Fi alyawm alawal min eid almilad
Habi alhaqiqi ursil li
Alhajl fi shajarat alkumuthraa
Hamamatan barryatan
Talatu dagaagat faransiyyah
Arbau tuiur tugrrid
Hamsu hauatim dahbiyyah
Sittu wazzat tabiid
Sabu bagat tasbah
Tamani gaariat yahlibuun
Tsiu nisaa yarqusun
Asratu asiad yaqfizuun
Ahda asar zammarun yuzamirun
Itnaa asar tabbal yutabilun
 On the first day of Christmas 
My true love sent to me
A partridge in a pear tree
Two turtle doves
Three French hens
Four calling birds
Five gold rings
Six geese a-laying
Seven swans a-swimming
Eight maids a-milking
Nine ladies dancing
Ten lords a-leaping
Eleven pipers piping
Twelve drummers drumming

You can download it for free here.

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