Putting up Christmas decorations during the festive season can be fun. It puts you in a festive mood and makes you anticipate the pending soiree that usually comes with Christmas.
On the flip side, taking down Christmas decorations can be tedious. Most people after the festive celebrations tend to feel slothful.
It is interesting to note that this activity is mostly dependent on a person and their beliefs. There are people who go according to strict Christian beliefs and take down decorations according to the Christian calendar.
There are also others who take a non-superstitious approach and take down decorations as when they get the time.
According to some Christian traditions, Christmas decorations are brought down on the twelfth night which falls on 5 January. Twelfth night is twelve days after Christmas and it signifies the end of the of Christmas celebrations.
The Sun.com states that the twelfth night celebration marks the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist, as well as the visit from the three wise men – which is why it’s also known as “Three Kings Day”.
Scarboroughnews.com also opines that according to tradition it is unlucky to leave your decorations up after the twelfth night which is why people generally take their decorations down in time for January 6 which is when epiphany takes place.
Epiphany – also known as Three Kings’ Day – is a Christian festival, which starts on 6 January. It is a celebration of the visitation and presentation of gifts by the three wise men.
For those who are not superstitious or do not believe in Christian traditions, Christmas decorations are usually brought down a few days after Christmas. For this category of people, decorations are removed before school or work starts so it does not become a burden during the week when they are occupied with school or work.
For most corporate organizations it is recommended to take down the decorations a few days after the end of year party. It is usually done within the first or second week of the month.
Regardless of which category you fall into, it is important to find time to take down your decoration so it does not pose as a danger to you or take so much space in your home. For parents with younger children, they could trip on them.