Let’s Keep Christmas Cheer Going For Longer…

English Heritage has been urging people to leave their Christmas decorations up longer than usual.

In a bid to bring cheer to the winter months, the charity wanted us to follow medieval tradition and keep decorations up until Candlemas (2nd February).

This opposes the theory that leaving decorations up beyond Twelfth Night is bad luck, which is a modern take on the tradition.

Candlemas was observed as the official end of Christmas in Medieval England.

An English Heritage spokesman said, “Contrary to popular belief, the Christmas season actually continues right through to Candlemas so there is no real reason why you should take your decorations down earlier.

“After the year we’ve all had we certainly deserve to keep the Christmas cheer going a little longer.”