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RTALLEN March 20th, 2011 11:08 AM

Christmas lights
 
Easter is just a few weeks away. Have you taken down your Christmas lights yet?

CruisinK n J March 20th, 2011 12:07 PM

Christmas Lights
 
A good question, RT, because a lot of people in SoCal leave 'em up all year. It looks awful.

Judy

RTALLEN March 20th, 2011 01:20 PM

I guess after the holidays you could get away with calling them "party lights".:)

Aerogirl March 20th, 2011 01:20 PM

We take ours down the day after just in case we get hit with a snow storm.

Manuel March 20th, 2011 05:05 PM

I like to keep my lights until the weekend after 3 Kings day.

TM

Lakers Fan March 20th, 2011 05:44 PM

My friends who celebrate tend to take down their lights before the end of the holiday

fun2cruiz March 20th, 2011 05:46 PM

Ours come down on Jan. 2nd every year

RTALLEN March 20th, 2011 05:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Manuel (Post 1361029)
I like to keep my lights until the weekend after 3 Kings day.

TM

For those of us that don't know, what is 3 Kings Day?

fun2cruiz March 20th, 2011 06:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RTALLEN (Post 1361048)
For those of us that don't know, what is 3 Kings Day?

The twelve days of Christmas end with the Feast of Epiphany also called "The Adoration of the Magi" or "The Manifestation of God." Celebrated on January 6, it is known as the day of the Three Kings (or wise men/magi): Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar. According to an old legend based on a Bible story, these three kings saw, on the night when Christ was born, a bright star, followed it to Bethlehem and found there the Christchild and presented it with gold, frankincense and myrrh.

Manuel March 20th, 2011 10:10 PM

Fun2cruiz, that was a great explanation.

The Christmas season is not over for us until the Three Kinks Day. That is the way we celebrated in the little town where I was born and I still follow the same tradition.

Sadly for many people today the only thing that counts is opening the presents.

TM

rollerdonna March 20th, 2011 10:22 PM

All of our outdoor decorations were buried under so much snow that no-one would ever know they are still up. However, after coming back from our holiday March Break, we were surprised to see all the snow gone, so now I guess I have to take down the Christmas decorations!

donna

Manuel March 20th, 2011 10:41 PM

Welcome back RD.

How was Cuba?

TM

Aerogirl March 21st, 2011 10:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Manuel (Post 1361029)
I like to keep my lights until the weekend after 3 Kings day.

TM

We keep our tree up until 3 kings day but the outside stuff goes away the day after.

DougR. March 21st, 2011 11:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Manuel (Post 1361128)
Fun2cruiz, that was a great explanation.

The Christmas season is not over for us until the Three Kinks Day. That is the way we celebrated in the little town where I was born and I still follow the same tradition.

Sadly for many people today the only thing that counts is opening the presents.

TM

Three Kinks :D???? Did they play Lola and You've Really Got Me??? rofl
Just kiddin' Manuel.

Seriously, we stop lighting the decorations on Three Kings Day, however due to a mixture of bad weather and sloth we didn't get them down until the end of February.

There are people who are still lighting theirs. I believe they are candidates for the funny farm. :shock:


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