The BBC discusses the proper date for removal of Christmas decorations? Outdoor lights?
Misfortune apparently befalls anyone who keeps Christmas decorations up a minute after Twelfth Night – but it can fall on 5 January or 6 January, according to different traditions. So what are the rules for taking down the tree and tinsel?…
The hashtag #Epiphany is trending on Twitter as those taking their decorations down for another year share post-holiday blues.
But others believe Twelfth Night marks the end of Christmas, which logically falls on 5 January if the 12 nights are counted from Christmas Day night itself. To add to the confusion, while Anglicans mark Twelfth Night on 5 January, other churches wait until the following day.
What is your tradition? Is it all gone the day after Christmas? Do you wait for Candlemas? When did you do your decorating? Right after Thanksgiving? Christmas Eve. Let us know on Facebook or here.