US – Today January 6th, 2022 has been declared the national take down the Christmas tree day.
Founded by the ‘Queen of Holidays’, Jace Shoemaker-Galloway, the day is celebrated annually on January 6. This day is vital in Christmas history, as it marks the 12th and last day of Christmas, and is the day Epiphany takes place.
Epiphany is a feast day, celebrating the revelation of God as Jesus Christ. In Western Christianity, the feast commemorates Jesus’ physical manifestation to the Gentiles by the visit of the Magi to the Christ Child. Eastern Christians, on the other hand, commemorate the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River, marking his manifestation to the world as the Son of God. The earliest reference to Epiphany as a Christian feast was in 361 A.D.
The day was added to create some excitement to a sad ending for a month worth of fun holiday events. Ready to move into a new season and a New Year.
Locally Circleville people can get rid of their trees by the Department of Public Service will begin accepting Christmas Trees starting Monday, January 3, 2022 thru Friday, January 14, 2022. Trees can be dropped off at the City Garage, 740 South Washington Street, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For residents unable to deliver their Christmas Trees to the City Garage they can be placed along the curb line for pickup. Prior to disposal make sure all decorations, garland, and icicles are removed.
For Pickaway residents, until January 15th live trees can be dropped off at Pickaway County highway department 1660 Island Road, Circleville, Ohio 43113
Signs will be posted on the gate with further instructions. Questions? Call 740-420-5452