Why You Should Leave Your Christmas Tree Up Until January 6
One huge debate that is often talked about is how long to keep your Christmas decorations up. There are some people who love to put them up early and keep them up for as long as possible, while others don’t like them up too long, and immediately take them down after Christmas. However, here is why it is tradition to leave your Christmas tree up until January 6th.
Leaving Your Christmas Tree Up
Not only do traditions say to leave your tree up until January 6th, but to continue to celebrate Christmas in general until the first week of January.
We all know about the 12 Days of Christmas song, as it is a timeless classic. However, what most people don’t know is that the first day actually starts on Christmas day. Therefore, the celebration goes a few days past Christmas, into January.
Christian tradition teaches that the three wise men actually arrived in Bethlehem on January 6, ending the holiday season. This day is called The Twelfth Night, The Feast of Epiphany, or Three Kings Day. Around the world, some cultures even have a huge celebration as big as Christmas.
While lots of people will take any excuse to keep up their beautiful lights and holly, some traditions even suggest that it is not lucky to take your decorations down before January as well.
Don’t take down your decorations and stop celebrating just quite yet. There are so many amazing traditions you can learn and keep up this happy time a little bit longer. Plus, a good excuse to not take down those beautiful decorations as well.
So, this year learn about all these amazing traditions and pick one to incorporate with your family this New Year. Don’t take down your Christmas tree until January 6 this year with all these amazing traditions!