next time i'm staying until it's up!
At least they seem to have waited until after the Octave day of The Epiphany (as I still call it).But they should have lift it in situ until Candlemas !
P.S. I've just re-read JP's post. They started to take down the crib on Monday 12 January ? Oh dear, that's *before* the Octave day of the Ephipany ! Oh, the confusion of the novus ordo calendar.Bring back the ancient Octaves !
I thought they always left it until Candlemas or was that just under John Paul II?
Christmas does end with Ground-hog day (Candlemas) celebrated on Feb. 2 commemorating the Purification of the Virgin Mary, so called because candles for the altar or other sacred uses are blessed that day. The idiots in charge at the Vatican think it ends with the Baptism of the Lord, I guess.
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