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006/2011 last day of christmas

006/2011 last day of christmas, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

Epiphany is called ‘loppiainen’ in Finnish. It derives from the word ‘loppu’, which means ‘the end’. It’s the end of the Christmas season. Soon these warm, welcoming lights will disappear from our yard, and it’s back to everyday life again.

I love the atmosphere all the Christmas lights create, both in and outside the house. There are moments, after all the rush of getting there is over, when I almost believe in the old song lyrics: “! wish it could be Christmas every day”! But luckily, it is just a mad, momentary feeling. Holidays and special occasions are special just because they are not repeated every day.

Till next Christmas then, lights!

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4 Responses to “006/2011 last day of christmas”


  1. 1 Susan van Gelder
    January 7, 2011 at 04:27

    It looks very welcoming. Here many people leave their lights up for most of the winter. It does brighten up the darkness.

  2. 2 sinikka
    January 7, 2011 at 11:31

    They do here, too, Susan. We always want to make closure to Christmas by removing everything on Epiphany. Just our family tradition. But it would make sense to bring light to the long darkness of winter.

  3. January 12, 2011 at 21:15

    looks lovely …

    we put ours up at beginning of Advent and remove them (or stop turning them on) at Ephiphany too. As you say it’s good for a season – and the darkest one at that!

  4. 4 sinikka
    January 13, 2011 at 12:46

    I’m just hoping for more and more natural light, and longer days now!


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