Are you breaking the law for decking the halls after Christmas? We did some digging into this rumored Maine "law."

Maine certainly has some bizarre laws. Like how it's illegal in Augusta to walk down the street playing a violin. However, contrary to articles published on all over the internet, Maine does not have a law that says when you need to remove your holiday decorations.

Most of the articles say decorations must be removed by January 14. The "law" simply might have been a city or town ordnance at one point.

Back in 2013 The Portland Press Herald looked into this misconception. After interviewing folks at the legislative law library in Augusta they confirmed no such law exists here in Maine.

In 2016, Huff Post listed Maine's nonexistent law among The Craziest Laws That Still Exist In The United States. Woops.

So feel free to indulge in some post-Christmas procrastination.

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