Twelfth Night, Epiphany, Visit of the Magi/Three Kings, start of Mardi Gras. It can occur on Jan 5th or 6th and last one day or weeks until Easter. It all depends on your religious bent.

The Christmas decorations traditionally need to be taken down.

At the Cirque we prefer to transition rather than disappear all the lights and icons in one fell swoop. Many lights still burn and the gnome/pixie/alternative baby Jesus gives off strong vibes that he is not ready for containment.

And who can blame him? Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday are on the same day as is Easters pairing with April Fools Day.

It’s that kind of year when you listen to the anthropomorphic desires of a toy you bought at the fancy supermarket.