Posted: 09/01/2016 at 11:03
Liri, yes they leave them up longer than the English. When we first came to France in 85, street decorations weren't put up until a few days before Christmas and taken down in February. We couldn't find a tree to buy until the week before Christmas. It's changing now though. But the old RC custom in countries like France and Italy was to take decorations down at Candlemas, 2nd February, which is also French pancake day.