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!