December first is not the best day to put your Christmas tree up, according to experts, who say people should hold off on decorating for the festive season.
According to the Experts at Christmas Tree World traditional advent begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas – which means the perfect date can vary from November 27 to December 3.
This year it falls on December 3 – which means that is the perfect day to kick off celebrations.
According to Christian rules there’s also a perfect day to pull down your decorations – the twelfth day of Christmas.
December first is not the best day to put your Christmas tree up, according to experts, who say people should hold off on decorating for the festive season
And while this sounds simple it isn’t as clear cut as there are arguments about when the twelve days of Christmas begin.
But as long as you take it down around the fifth or sixth of January you are in the clear.
The Christmas tree experts noted many people choose to ignore the religious tie-ins and put their trees up on December 1 every year.
‘Many households like to set up their tree and other festive decorations on the first day of the month to mark the start of the official countdown to the big day,’ they said.
Some Australians go even earlier – with South Australians popping their trees up after the annual Christmas pageant – which happens in early November.
Others say they leave their trees for ‘the first weekend in December’.
While some ‘put it up following advent, on Christmas Eve’.
They also revealed which countries are ‘the biggest believers’ in Santa – and it turns out Australia is second on the list.
According to Google search data the Land Down Under is second to Ireland when it comes to asking questions about the man in red.
There were over 500 searches per 100,000 people, making Australia the Christmas capital of the southern hemisphere.
‘It is lucky that Aussies believe in Santa’s magic, as it would take him 34 hours to fly from near the North Pole to Sydney commercially,’ they said.