Queen refuses to remove Christmas decorations until February – sad reason why

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Chloe Best



This year marks the second time the Queen avoided his Christmas plans at Sandringham in favor of staying at windsor castle instead, but one thing that’s likely to stay the same is Her Majesty’s Christmas tradition.

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Every year, the Queen leaves her Christmas decorations until February 6, and there’s a heartfelt reason behind her unusual decision.

The monarch keeps them for a few more weeks to mark the anniversary of her father’s death.

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In defiance of the tradition of cutting down Christmas trees before Twelfth Night, Her Majesty’s festive trees and decorations remain in place to mark the anniversary of the death of King George VI.

He died on February 6, 1952, at Sandringham House, and the Queen usually stays there each year to mark the birthday privately before returning to Buckingham Palace.

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The Queen is said to keep her decorations until February 6

Many believe it’s bad luck to keep decorations after Twelfth Night (January 5) or Epiphany (January 6), but it seems the Queen doesn’t believe in such superstitions and instead created her own traditions during the holiday season. .

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The Queen spends Christmas at Sandringham Estate

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And while his other residences at Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace are adorned with huge Christmas trees and twinkling lights, the decorations at his Sandringham home are reportedly much more subdued.

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