Don't quote me. But for many people this is the end of Christmas.
I know that we, speaking of my family, traditionally take down our Christmas tree on this day. Until I began to study my faith and then, oops!
We still take down the tree and the lights. But we continue to greet everyone with "Merry Christmas!"
In other countries, for instance, in Mexico, this is when the Three Kings brought presents to the Baby Jesus. Therefore, this is the day when they exchange gifts.
I don't know if this is unique to our homeschooling group. But when our kids were young, some of the families in our group had taken to giving presents on both, Christmas Day and the Epiphany. It worked out really great for us. We gave our children their presents on Christmas Day. Then we got together with our friends on the Epiphany and exchanged gifts with them, then.
Years have passed, the kids are grown and the tradition just fell away. But it was great while it lasted.
This worked out for another reason. It is not why we did it, but…we could take advantage of the sales on black Friday, Saturday and Cyber week, which is in the latter part of November, early part of December. And also take advantage of the After Christmas and after New Year sales. And then, exchange gifts.
Hey, if my wife’s gonna shop. She may as well get bargains. Just sayin'.