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Time To Take Down The Christmas Lights

Time To Take Down The Christmas Lights

Most people usually take them down in early January. Today is the 6th...Come on People!

Traditionally, it is taken down after the 12 days of Christmas are over, or the day after Epiphany.

Launa and Catfish say they should be down after New Years Day - however...both Launa and Catfish took theirs down the day AFTER Christmas.

The Epiphany

Christian tradition tells us that Jesus was born on December 25, but the Magi did not arrive in Bethlehem until January 6. 


According to the traditions of man, and not the Bible, January 6 is the Epiphany - sometimes called "Little Christmas" or "Little Epiphany" - and is the day the Magi met the newborn King and presented him with his royal gifts.

It is explained to children that, if you take down your lights before January 6, the Wise Men may not be able to find their way, even though all the Christmas lights in the world, combined, would not be as bright as the star God used to guide them.

Taking down ornaments on January 6 is a European tradition still followed by many people of German, Polish and Czech ancestry. The tradition, in part, dates before 1900 when ornaments were often real fruit, nuts and marzipan and would be eaten.


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