Very unusual Christmas tree decoration!
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Time to light the first candle on the Advent wreath - Happy December everyone!
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On the 12th Day of Christmas… take the decorations down, eat King cake and go a wassailing…
Epiphany is the 12th and last day of Christmas, the day associated with the coming of the Maji (or 3 wise men) with gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh for the baby Jesus.
Its also traditionally time to take down the Christmas tree and other decorations, it being considered bad luck to keep them up after the 6th of January.
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Picture: Epiphany, King Cake by Kerrin Rousset on flickr
Traditional celebrations of Saint Nicholas’ Day in Germany and other parts of Northern Europe include gifts left in children’s boots left outside the front door on the eve of St Nicholas’ day (the origin of Christmas stockings in other countries). Good children receive good things – sweets, gifts, oranges and nuts, while naughty children receive lumps of coal. Sometimes coins are left in the boots, representing the dowries that the saint provided to save young girls from prostitution.
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Picture: The Second Light of Advent & St. Nicholas Day by Frontier Dreams, on Flickr