When should your Christmas tree be put up, and when should it be taken down?

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When should you put up your Christmas tree and when should you take it down? Traditions on decorations are explained, as well as when to take them down.

Following the disappointment of last year’s holiday season, you might want to put up your decorations a little earlier in 2021.

Christmas is approaching quickly, and many people have already begun to decorate their homes.

Following the disappointment of last year’s holiday season, you might want to start putting up your decorations a little earlier in 2021.

But, according to tradition, when should they be put up? Here’s everything you need to know.

Many people believe that the Christmas tree tradition began in the United Kingdom during Queen Victoria’s reign, which lasted from 1837 to 1901.

In the 1790s, Queen Charlotte, King George III’s German wife, may have put up the first Christmas tree in the United Kingdom.

After Prince Albert brought a spruce-fir from Germany for his wife Queen Victoria in the 1840s, and the royal couple made it fashionable to decorate it, the trend caught on.

“Trees were originally a German tradition,” the Geffrye Museum’s curator Hannah Fleming told GoodHousekeeping.

“It gained popularity thanks to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.”

Many people in the UK buy their Christmas trees in early December to get into the festive spirit, but the exact date of when to put up your tree is often determined by family traditions, religion, or where you are from.

The Advent tree should be put up four Sundays before Christmas, which this year falls on November 28th, which is a little earlier than usual.

The Christmas tree, on the other hand, isn’t put up until the afternoon of Christmas eve in Roman Catholic tradition.

Where you live can also influence when you decorate for the holidays.

In Ireland, Italy, Argentina, and many Latin American countries, for example, the Christmas tree is lit on the feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8th.

While in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and parts of Germany, it is customary to put up the Christmas tree on the eve of Saint Nicholas Day, on December 6th.

If you want a real tree, the British Christmas Tree Growers Association says you should be able to purchase one from the beginning of December, and that a well-cared-for tree should last four weeks or longer.

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When should you put up your Christmas tree, and when should you take it down?

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When should you put your Christmas tree up? Traditions on decorations explained and when to take them down

FILE PHOTO: Christmas trees are loaded into a truck for shipping at Downey Tree Farm and Nursery in Hatley, Quebec, Canada November 12, 2021. Ninety-five percent of the farm's trees are scheduled to be shipped to the United States. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi/File PhotoLONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 18: A general view of Somerset House Christmas tree as London prepares for the festive season on November 18, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Maher/Getty Images)Read More - Featured ImageRead More - Featured Image

When should you put your Christmas tree up? Traditions on decorations explained and when to take them down

FILE PHOTO: Christmas trees are loaded into a truck for shipping at Downey Tree Farm and Nursery in Hatley, Quebec, Canada November 12, 2021. Ninety-five percent of the farm's trees are scheduled to be shipped to the United States. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi/File PhotoLONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 18: A general view of Somerset House Christmas tree as London prepares for the festive season on November 18, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Maher/Getty Images)Read More - Featured ImageRead More - Featured Image

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