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WHAT is the ap­pro­pri­ate date to take down Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions and pack them away for an­other year? It’s a ques­tion put by Wil­liam from Kens­ing­ton be­cause he’s seen plenty of fes­tive or­na­ments still around.

Well, if you go by the 12 days of Christ­mas rule, that’s Jan­uary 5. Or many peo­ple be­lieve tidy-up time should be the Sun­day that falls on the feast of the Epiphany, this year on Jan­uary 6.

For the record, Mel­bourne City Coun­cil starts tak­ing down its pub­lic dec­o­ra­tions from Box­ing Day and they’re all gone by mid-Jan­uary.

Per­haps it doesn’t mat­ter any­more — we had hot cross buns in shops by De­cem­ber 27, so maybe any­thing goes?

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