When should your Christmas decorations fall?
The presents have been opened and the party food has been eaten … except for the leftovers which seem to last for months.
Now that Christmas and Boxing Day are over for another year, it is real life for many of us.
With most children not returning to school until next week – unless other Covid restrictions are imposed – it can be difficult to know when to call it a day and remove the Christmas decorations.
Really, it depends on your personal preferences and whether you want to follow the tradition or not.
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Most people remove their decorations on the Twelfth Night, which is, unsurprisingly, the twelfth day after Christmas.
This marks the end of the holiday season and many believe it is a return of luck to keep the decorations after this date.
The Twelfth Night this year is Thursday, January 6, 2022.
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However, Catholics traditionally wait until January 7 to cut down their trees, as it is the day after Epiphany.
Epiphany is a feast day that celebrates the revelation of God incarnate in Jesus Christ.
Some Christians may not remove their decorations until February.
This is because their Christmas celebrations continue until Candlemas – a Christian holy day commemorating the presentation of Jesus in the Temple – which takes place on February 2.
Some wait until after Candlemas to remove their Christmas tree and decorations, while others remove them on Twelfth Night.