Why are Christmas decorations taken down on the twelfth night ?
This custom is considered to have started in the Victorian era when society sought to send people back to work after the Christmas celebrations.
Is 12th night the 5th or 6th of January?
From the 25th of December, we can count exactly 12 days to the 5th of January. The Church of England celebrates Twelfth Night on this day. There is, however some reference to January 6th being the 12th night when counting from 26th December.
What occurs if you leave the Christmas decorations up after the 12th night?
A day earlier or later is seen to be unfortunate, and custom says that if the holiday decorations are not taken down on Twelfth Night, they should remain up all year. Enjoy those flashing lights for 12 months !!!
Further reports on talking decorations down on the 12th night :
Take real Christmas trees to the Recycling and Re-use Centre on the 12th night
(Coventry TIP) Bar Road, off London Road, Coventry, CV3 4AN.
How to recycle Christmas cards on the 12th night
You can recycle paper greeting cards at home, but before doing so, please take out any pieces that have plastic, glitter, batteries, or embellishments
Alternatively, locate a recycler from https://www.recyclenow.com/recycle-an-item/greeting-cards#locator
How to fold up Christmas tree light on the 12th night
Full article : https://www.wikihow.com/Store-Christmas-Lights
Using card, Pringles can, coat hanger, power cord holder or in a bunch, See more at Wikihow.
According to some traditions, you should take down your Christmas tree on the 12th night of Christmas which is today. The 12th Night celebrates the arrival of the Three Wise Men when they followed the star of Bethlehem to bring gifts to Jesus.#AfternoonswithSonny #KCBI pic.twitter.com/rcFhoW87nU— 90.9 KCBI (@KCBI) January 5, 2023
Just like that the 12th Night is almost upon us as the Christmas celebrations are over for now. The decorations apart from the tree are packed away. I truly wish when it’s time to put up the decorations again that we have all had a time of love,good health,laughs #goodtimes ❤️ pic.twitter.com/PkDXWU2O1C— Grier McGhee (@GrierAHP) January 5, 2023