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On the twelfth day of Christmas…

…oh alright, so yesterday was the twelfth day, but “On the Feast of the Epiphany…” just doesn’t scan as well. More to the point, Christmas decorations are meant to be taken down by Twelfth Night*, which was last night.  As you can see Oxford Council are slipping in their duties somewhat, as that is definitely a Christmas decoration hanging in Cornmarket Street at about 5:30 this evening. Apologies for the blurriness of the photo, but, really, you  try taking a photo in the middle of a busy street (said street is pedestrianised, I don’t have a death wish).

 

*Actually, this is a new thing. In Elizabethan England, Christmas decorations were traditionally left up until Candlemas on February 2nd, and still are in Germany. Which is totally something I already knew and not something I found out five minutes ago on Wikipedia.