So how long do you keep the tree and decorations up?
A fake tree can stay a little longer but real ones must go as soon as the needles fall of..right? LOL
my mom leaves hers up until it starts to die. I think it should be whenever you want nice to meet you btw
Some consider it inviting bad luck to have Christmas decorations up after Epiphany (Jan 7th).
I thought it was the 7th, too, but I put the 5th above which didn't sound right.
I have checked the Church of England's traditional date for taking them down, which is th 5th. I have always left it until the 6th. I hate taking them down, because I love looking at them. It gives so colour to the room. I have just bought some of those twigs, which have lights on them, which I will leave up all year.
Here in the UK it is traditional to remove Christmas decorations including the tree before what is called 12th night which means by or on the 5th of January here, at the latest.
I take mine down on January 6th, which is 12th night. Some people include Christmas Day as the first day of Christmas. Others though start it from Boxing Day. I usually am the last in my neighbourhood to put the decorations up and the last to take them down. When I was young, most people put them up on Christmas Eve and took them down on 12th night. Now though, everyone seems to put up the decorations and take them down again on different days. The traditions seem to have been lost. An increasingly common day to take them down seems to be New Year's Day. I suppose because people are sick of the sight of them by then.
I always take down my tree and all other decorations right around this time (28th or 29th.) Christmas is over and I don't personally feel the need to wait all the way until the first, though my girlfriend would disagree.
I usually take down everything on the first of the new year...
It usually comes down the first weekend in January, sometimes the second. So sad!!
I have just taken a walk around my neighbourhood, and was surprised that the majority of the houses had taken down their decorations, so the tradition of Twelfth Night seems to have now been forgotten. They are put up earlier every year and taken down earlier.
by Phyllis Doyle Burns 3 years ago
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by Rebecca Mealey 7 years ago
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by elisabethkcmo 9 years ago
some people put it up right after Thanksgiving, some wait until closer to Christmas..
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