Today, January 13, is the “official end of the Christmas Season” in Sweden. The day is called “Tjugondag Knut” (named after the Danish prince Canute Lavard). The Christmas tree is danced around to “dance out Christmas” and the candy decorations are eaten. During my first Christmas in the US, I was surprised to see all Christmas trees placed in the corners of rooms. I quickly learned that americans don’t dance around the tree the way Swedes and Danes do. I always find it hard to let go of the Christmas tree; it is so uplifting, in this dark Season, to watch the lit tree at night. On to Springy thoughts now!