Friday, December 31, 2004

Goodbye 2004 Hello 2005

Apparently there's a superstition...



that your Christmas and Holiday decorations cannot still be up on the 1st of the year.. (but i thought Christmas was for 12 days! *pout* )

So, bye bye pretty little red bulbs..

I'm going to miss you and all the your friends that brought festive cheer.

Now off you go to hibernate until next year when you will shine and twinkle again....

UNLESS I GET MY WAY AND YOU LIGHT UP FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR FIRST!




10 comments:

Carson said...

I hope they aren't down yet. The way I play, you can leave them up until January 6, which is the 12th day. According to tradition, that's the day the 3 wise men came to visit the baby Jesus. So hold the presses, don't take any more lights down until the 6th.

Thanks for the comment on my blog!

Hope said...

Abilene? That would be culture shock even to Americans.

Hope

Anonymous said...

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I don't think there's a superstition or a tradition about when decorations have to come down, just personal and family traditions. Like my family always left the decorations up until Jan.5 but when I was married my wife thought New Year's Day was when you took your tree out etc.

viva mandinah said...

Another superstition I was told is apparantly what you do on New Years day is what you'll be doing for the rest of your year!

Today I woke up late, had a fancy lunch with friends and ate white chocolate cookie dough ice cream.

SO looks like I'll be a lunch socilite, ice cream connoisseur and putting on weight the whole of 2005. What a great start to the year!

Maybe I can start over for Chinese New Years? hehe

Have a great year Letti!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! all the best for 2005. malaysia boleh! hehe=D

cheers;)
sarah
http://www.tabulas.com/~shireen

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for you lovely comment. I hope you and your family have a great 2005. As for the Christmas decorations, I wasn't aware of that tradition, though when I was growing up we always took them down the first week of January. As an adult, I've been lucky some years to get them down by Valentines.. lazy lazy me. Holly

Noala said...

Following a tradition I inherited from my Aunt, we always take down our decorations on 6th January - the 12th day of (after) Christmas.
I don't know why or where she got it from, maybe I should ask one day.

RahX said...

Somebody needs to explain this to my old neighbors, they simply left them up, not always on, but up.

Just replaced bulbs when christmas came around again.

esclava said...

*looks sideways at Christmas tree...with bulbs lit and decorations sort of still in place*

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