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    06 Jan '12 07:521 edit
    Today it is "Trettondag Jul" in Sweden!

    "Trettondag Jul" means in English "the Thirteenth day after Christmas". It's a religious holiday in Sweden, and therefore we are free from work! I like it!

    However, most of us in Sweden don't celebrate it in a religious way, we're just free fom work, and nothing else. For the most of us.

    Is there a similar day in your country? Are everyone free from work today? Are you celebrating this day in any particular way where you live?
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    06 Jan '12 09:21
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Today it is "Trettondag Jul" in Sweden!

    "Trettondag Jul" means in English "the Thirteenth day after Christmas". It's a religious holiday in Sweden, and therefore we are free from work! I like it!

    However, most of us in Sweden don't celebrate it in a religious way, we're just free fom work, and nothing else. For the most of us.

    Is there a similar ...[text shortened]... ree from work today? Are you celebrating this day in any particular way where you live?
    No such day here in Trinidad. However we have 16 public holidays for the year. I thinks thats more than the average country. Anyway whats the religious significance of the 13th day after Christmas?
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    06 Jan '12 09:23
    I recall having to take Christmas decorations down on the 5th or 6th of January (can't remember exactly) and I think it was a Catholic tradition - perhaps more cultural than religious.
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    06 Jan '12 09:37
    Originally posted by FMF
    I recall having to take Christmas decorations down on the 5th or 6th of January (can't remember exactly) and I think it was a Catholic tradition - perhaps more cultural than religious.
    The 12th day after Christmas is when the decorations came down at home, that falls on the 5th Jan.
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    06 Jan '12 15:241 edit
    Originally posted by FMF
    I recall having to take Christmas decorations down on the 5th or 6th of January (can't remember exactly) and I think it was a Catholic tradition - perhaps more cultural than religious.
    The 6th of January is Advent. Not sure if that has anything to do with it.


    EDIT: Oops, I meant Epiphany, not Advent.
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    06 Jan '12 15:29
    Originally posted by Proper Knob
    The 12th day after Christmas is when the decorations came down at home, that falls on the 5th Jan.
    It's the 6th, PK, count again. 😛
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    06 Jan '12 15:47
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Today it is "Trettondag Jul" in Sweden!

    "Trettondag Jul" means in English "the Thirteenth day after Christmas". It's a religious holiday in Sweden, and therefore we are free from work! I like it!

    However, most of us in Sweden don't celebrate it in a religious way, we're just free fom work, and nothing else. For the most of us.

    Is there a similar ...[text shortened]... ree from work today? Are you celebrating this day in any particular way where you live?
    You do mean "the Twelfth day after Christmas", don't you?
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    06 Jan '12 16:40
    Originally posted by FMF
    I recall having to take Christmas decorations down on the 5th or 6th of January (can't remember exactly) and I think it was a Catholic tradition - perhaps more cultural than religious.
    Most religions are as much culture and tradition as belief.
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    06 Jan '12 16:44
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    Most religions are as much culture and tradition as belief.
    Indeed. In terms of "culture and tradition" I am still very much a "Christian".
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    06 Jan '12 18:11
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    You do mean "the Twelfth day after Christmas", don't you?
    "Trettndag" means "the thirtenth day", so yes I mean it.
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    06 Jan '12 18:38
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    "Trettndag" means "the thirtenth day", so yes I mean it.
    Then you must be talking about some mythical Jan. 7th holiday.
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    06 Jan '12 18:46
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    Then you must be talking about some mythical Jan. 7th holiday.
    I had heard that Christmas is a day earlier in Sweden
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    06 Jan '12 18:48
    if Dec. 25 is the "first day of Christmas", then Jan 6 is the "thirteenth day" -- I guess Epiphany comes the day AFTER the 12 days of Christmas have been completed.
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    06 Jan '12 19:30
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    It's the 6th, PK, count again. 😛
    Blame my girlfriend for that one, she took the decorations down yesterday instead of today.
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    06 Jan '12 20:26
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    I had heard that Christmas is a day earlier in Sweden
    Right. Problem solved. The 24 of december is the main christmans day in Sweden according to our tradition.
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