Don’t you think there’s something about walking into a room and smelling the aroma of a pine tree or having twinkly lights on in the evenings that makes us extraordinarily reluctant to leave this one piece of Christmas to wait for another year?
However there are specific dates that are more lukcy than other (unlucky dates) to take it down…
And no, one of the dates is not St. Patty’s Day…….although you would think so
Dec. 31: Take your tree down on New Year’s Eve before the bells toll at midnight. Otherwise, it’s said you’ll be dragging all your baggage and bad luck from last year into the new year… if you’re superstitious about these things, that is.
Jan. 5: Take your tree down on this day, traditionally considered the Twelfth Day of Christmas — i.e., the last of 12 days of Christmas merriment. Think of it as getting closure on the holiday season.
Jan. 6: Take it down on Jan. 6 in observance of the Epiphany, a Christian holiday marking the revelation of God in human form in the person of Jesus. Again, some would say leaving your tree up beyond the 5th or 6th brings bad luck.
So now I know where I went wrong in life, Ha Ha Ha, I always left my tree up all Janurary long…never again