Cardiff set for bad luck after Christmas tree remains standing

January 11, 2011 1 Comment »
Cardiff set for bad luck after Christmas tree remains standing

Will Cardiff be the victim of bad luck due to leaving the decorations up after the twelfth day of Christmas?

Sarah Harding-Roberts spotted the late action, noting on Twitter: “I can see they are finally taking the Christmas tree outside Cardiff castle down. Bad luck, Twelfth Night was five days ago!”

Leaving Christmas decorations up past the twelfth day of Christmas, traditionally seen as January 5, is deemed bad luck, due to ‘tree spirits’ that live in the greenery.

As the tale goes, by not returning the decorations, or tree in this case, back to the countryside the spirits will cause mischief wherever they are.

A spokesperson for Cardiff Council told YourCardiff: “There’s lights across the city, it’s a huge operation to remove them all. It’s not like taking lights off a Christmas tree!”

The decorations at Cardiff castle are expected to be removed in the next two days.

Click here to see photographs of the tree being decorated back in November.

When did you take your decorations down? Do you believe in ‘bad luck’ due to not doing so by January 5? Let us know in the comments below

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  1. Sarah HardingRoberts February 19, 2011 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    Nice to see at least someone reads my inane Twitter posts! Thanks 😀

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