Boards are allowed to decorate the common areas for religious holidays. The First Amendment "separation of church and state" does not apply to homeowners associations.
Associations should allow members to decorate their homes and balconies for the holidays. However, boards may adopt reasonable rules limiting:
when owners can start decorating,
the degree of decorating that can be done, and
how long decorations can remain up after the holiday has passed.
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