Can you please explain why the play is called 'Twelfth Night'?

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alexb2 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Twelfth Night is a Holiday that was commonly celebrated during Shakespeare's time. The play was written as an entertainment for that holiday.

bekki1929 | Student

it is called twelfth night because shakespeare was a member of ‘Lord Chamberlin’s men' and he was commissioned to write a play on the twelfth night of Christmas.