There is no exact date to get into the Christmas spirit…. But apparently, there is such a thing as the exact time to put up the Christmas tree.
Decorating and putting up the Christmas tree is a very important tradition for many people during the Christmas season. Although there is no fixed rule for when exactly the Christmas tree should be put up, the first trees are already on the market at the end of November. So when should you put up the fir?
The tradition around the Christmas tree
According to the Daily Record, the tree is traditionally put up at the beginning of Advent, four Sundays before Christmas. This means that putting up the Christmas tree this year towards the end of November is in line with tradition.
But even here, there are different opinions because the Roman Catholic tradition considers only the afternoon before Christmas Eve as the right time to put up the tree, that is, on December 24 itself!
However, according to gardening expert Samantha Jones, it’s a good idea to wait to put up your Christmas tree. The tree will be fresh for Christmas Eve and won’t be needling yet.
The earlier you buy a real Christmas tree, the more effort you have to keep it fresh until December 25. In general, try to buy your Christmas tree a week before Christmas, so it doesn’t dry out during the holiday season.
According to Jones, trees with “low growth, such as Nordmann firs,” can be purchased up to 4 weeks before Christmas. In contrast, European spruce trees should not be purchased until mid-December “because they tend to dry out faster.”
Ultimately, the individual decides for himself when to put up the tree. There remains only the question of when it should be dismantled again or disposed of…
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