season and was removed on Twelfth Night. It became the custom to not leave Christmas decorations up past Twelfth Night. However, some countries still leave decorations up until Candlemas (February 2nd, representing the visit of Christ to the temple with twelve years of age).
In Catholic-centric areas, Twelfth Night was also a time of revelry where a “king cake” is eaten and the one getting a piece with a bean and pea become king and queen of the night overseeing the festivities. In the US, this has become morphed into mardi gras in New Orleans and celebration by mummers in parades.
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