Today, many people across the globe are taking down their Christmas trees, since they usually leave them up until the Feast of the Epiphany.
The Epiphany– the 12th Day of Christmas– was Friday, Jan. 6. That is the day that the Three Kings, also known as the Magi, met the baby Jesus and delivered their gifts.
It commemorates the visitation of the wise men (Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazzar) to the son of God born as a man, the star leading the Magi to him, Christ's baptism in the Jordan, and the first miracle at Cana.
It's the second-oldest Christian feast day after Easter. Also known as 'Little Christmas,' the Feast of the Epiphany is a day of religious observance for many Christians around the world.
Is your tree still up? And if it’s not, do you know what’s the best thing to do with it?
Of course you do as Keep Cobb Beautiful and sponsoring "Bring One for the Chipper," a free tree-recycling dropoff site at the , the Cumberland Parkway Home Depot and Lost Mountain Park, 4845 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs. The event lasts from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Drop off your tree and get a free dogwood, redbud, or cedar seedling.
Christmas trees can be recycled to create fuel, mulch, habitats for wildlife and other useful materials.
After today, Cobb Parks chipper locations, and Davey Trees, will have free mulch available to residents. For more information, visit cobbcounty.org/kcb or call 770-528-1135.