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What is Proper Holiday-Light Etiquette? [With Poll]

Is it OK to leave lights up until Easter?

The wrapping paper's been trashed, the New Year has been rung in, trees have begun to appear by the curb, but holiday lights and decorations, lit up or not, remain strung on many home facades across town.

For some, taking down the lights is a must as soon as New Years Day passes, but there are always the few houses that will have their decorations up through Easter Sunday, and then some who just leave them up until the following holiday season when they will flip the switch and turn them on again.

Is there proper holiday-light etiquette that should be followed? How about a deadline for when decorations should come down?

Kathleen Bach January 04, 2012 at 02:31 PM
Many still observe the time honored tradition of the 12 Days of Christmas. So the Feast of the Epiphany (Jan.6) is the end of the season for us, this commemorates the day the Magi arrived at the stable, also known as Three Kings Day. It could have been an option too.
Suzy Q January 05, 2012 at 12:54 AM
I think it's pure laziness when people leave their lights up year round. Ours come down on the first nice weekend day after the New Year.

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