It's not even Talk Like A Pirate Day yet, and I'm already seeing Halloween decorations up! Fortunately, I'm not afflicted with the disease that makes people have physical pain at the sight of holiday decorations going up slightly out of season.
Having said that, I'm not interested in knowing the *wrong* season for Christmas or Halloween decorations: today, I wanna know the *right* ones. What's your absolute *earliest* justification for putting out your decorations for any given holiday? The people with the earliest span of time for putting out their decorations wins! But beware: if your justification is too flimsy, our judges will disqualify your reason as "not being a thing", the greatest shame we can bestow upon a civilian. And it can be any holiday you like, so long as there's actual decorating involved (I don't know many people who decorate for Arbor Day outside from library departments, but hey, if you decorate for it then it's valid. You can win that category.) Honor system is in play, naturally.
I'll kick it off: my pirate-themed decorations for Talk Like A Pirate Day go up a fortnight before TLAP day happens on September 5th. It's always tempting to put it up a little sooner since Gen-Con usually ends near the middle or end of August and I can always get my hands on some pirate-y gear thanks to the thriving economy of cosplayers there, but the fortnight is a more solid justification since fortnight is such a great word to say as a pirate. Yes, I know that reason looks like it "isn't a thing" when written out, but when spoken out loud in an actual pirate voice while explaining your decorations to someone it's perfect.
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