The eighth day of Christmas coincides with the first day of the New Year on the Gregorian calendar. In Christian symbolism, coincidentally, it stands for resurrection, regeneration and new beginnings (eight people not only survived the Great Deluge, but represent humanity’s new start.)
All this in eight maids a-milkin’!
Eighth day of Christmas
Exit old, in with the new
In the vast circle of life, the finish is also a beginning!