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Expert shares exact date you should put up your Christmas tree to avoid bad luck

Rhiannon Ingle

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Expert shares exact date you should put up your Christmas tree to avoid bad luck

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We are now just 25 days away from Christmas, and I'm sure many of us are frantically prepping our homes to get into the festive spirit.

From the present purchasing mania and booze cupboard stockpiling to sorting out the Crimbo dinner and putting up your Christmas tree - let's just say we're all very excited to bring on the Yuletide vibes in style.

However, many will be left wondering when we should actually be putting up our Christmas trees this winter, but luckily an expert has come to the rescue to share the exact date to do it in order to avoid bad luck.

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According to the experts at Christmas Tree World, the 1st December is not actually the perfect day to put up your tree.

They've, instead, suggested waiting a few days more before you start decorating.

Now, the Crimbo experts say that the traditional advent begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas, which means the exact date you should be putting up your tree can vary anywhere between 27 November to 3 December.

This year, however, the perfect day falls this Sunday (3 December), so mark your diaries as that's when you need to either dust off your artificial tree from storage or head to your local market to pick up a real pine-fresh one instead.

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The perfect day to put up your Christmas tree is this Sunday (3 December). Credit: Liudmila Chernetska / Getty Images
The perfect day to put up your Christmas tree is this Sunday (3 December). Credit: Liudmila Chernetska / Getty Images

With that said though, not everyone adheres to such traditions, and instead decides to bring on the month of December with a bang and put up their Christmas tree 1 December.

"Many households like to set up their tree and other festive decorations on the first day of the month to mark the start of the official countdown to the big day," the experts noted.

There's also some talk about when the best time to finally take down all your decorations, which is believed to be the twelfth day of Christmas.

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While there's some debate as to when the twelve days of Christmas actually start - it's generally accepted that homes should be Christmas decorations free around the end of the first week of the year (5 or 6 January).

People seem to generally take down their Christmas decorations on the first week on January. Credit: Guido Mieth / Getty Images
People seem to generally take down their Christmas decorations on the first week on January. Credit: Guido Mieth / Getty Images

She uploaded the cleaning video to TikTok which prompted many to share their outrage with one viewer slamming: "Cleantok is getting outta hand."

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A second declared: "The water being clear told me I don’t need to do this."

"Is this before or after you power wash the tinsel?" joked a third, while a fourth hit out: "I need to WHAT? Every day I get on this app and it’s something more I gotta do..."

Each to their own I guess.

Topics: Christmas, Life, Real Life, Home, Hacks

Rhiannon Ingle
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