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When should you take down your Christmas tree and decorations?

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August 18, 2016 4:13PM

In most English speaking countries, the decorations are traditionally taken down on 12th night (6th January). In Italy, they continue until Candlemas (2nd February). However in our ever commercial world, decorations in shopping centres go up around October and come down before the January sales.

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April 11, 2014 1:12PM

Following Christian tradition, the Christmas tree would be put up and decorated on December 24, Christmas Eve, and stay up until January 6, the day of Epiphany. Epiphany is a feast day that celebrates God the son, as the human Jesus Christ.

However, it seems most people put their Christmas trees up after Thanksgiving and usually take them down after New Year's Day.

The traditional day is 6th Jan, also for the decorations.