When Should Christmas Decorations And Tree Be Taken Down?

Christmas Decorations

Traditionally the Christmas tree and decorations should be taken down on Twelfth Night.

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When Is Twelfth Night

January the 6th is Twelfth Night. Historically though Twelfth Night was on Christmas Day and it is now called Old Christmas Day.

January the 5th is known as the Vigil Night or the Eve of Epiphany. The 6th is known as the Feast of Epiphany.

Christmas Tree Baubles In the olden days of England there would be street parties and entertainment on Twelfth Night.

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What Is The Significance Of Twelfth Night And Why We Celebrate It

Christmas Wreath Twelfth Night was the night when the Three Wise Men visited Baby Jesus Christ in his stable in Bethlehem bringing him the three gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. It took them 12 days to find baby Jesus, by following the Star. This period is known as the 12 days of Christmas and is why Christmas decorations are taken down on the 6th January.

Over the Centuries it came to be a time of respect and rest as well as celebration. People would be given the time off to spend with their families. In olden days Twelfth Night celebrations started on the evening of the 5th.

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