If you've still got your Christmas tree up then you could be risking bringing misfortune upon yourself - if you believe in such things, of course. For the superstitious among us there is no question about the exact date you should take all your Christmas decorations down. While some people take them down after New Year, when it's time to go back to work five days a week, many wait until Twelfth Night.
People can sometimes disagree over when is the best time to take down the tree and all the other Christmas decorations - unless you are superstitious in which case there is an exact date. While some people take them down after New Year, when it's time to go back to work five days a week, many wait until Twelfth Night. A day sooner or later is considered to be unlucky, according to Belfast Live, and if not removed by then they have to stay up all year.
It’s always handy to know when the bank holidays fall for the coming year. As the New Year has now arrived, we have checked the all-important dates – especially for those planning weddings or booking holidays. There are eight bank holidays as per usual, three of them over the Christmas and New Year period, two over Easter and three in the summer, reports the Bristol Post. The bad news is New Year's Day, Christmas and Boxing Day all fall on weekdays in 2018.
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Selecting a term
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