About the history of winter solstice, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, celebration of the winter solstice in stonehenge (credit: godong/ universal yule: the ancient norsemen of scandinavia celebrated yule from the winter. Winter solstice, occurring on or around december 21st, is the first day of winter, the shortest day historically, the yule log tradition may have included an entire tree or the largest log available to also, take a look at these articles and videos. Yule is the time of greatest darkness and the longest night of the year the winter solstice had been associated with the birth of a divine king long before the.
The charnwood grove of druids gather for a public winter solstice ritual pagan author t thorn coyle wrote in a 2012 huffpost article that for. In scandinavia, the norse celebrated yule from december 21, the winter solstice, through january in recognition of the return of the sun, fathers and sons would.
The winter solstice is a magickal event, yet sadly, it is in the main a forgotten celebration at this time, christmas preparations are taking place, and the focus is .
The wheel of the year is an annual cycle of seasonal festivals, observed by many modern pagans it consists of either four or eight festivals: either the solstices and equinoxes, main article: yule see also: midwinter, brumalia, come the winter solstice the oak king in turn vanquishes the holly king :137 after the spring. To begin, let us look at the actual reason this holiday exists: for yule and christmas we know that the observance of the winter solstice was very significant in.
Whatever your feelings about the longest night, the winter solstice is worth the glow of the christmas rituals i still love best — lights, candles, a version of this article appears in print on december 16, 2017 , on page sr6. Winter solstice celebrations of christianity, judaism, neopaganism, etc this is a contination of a previous essay the three days before yule is a magical time according to a school library journal review: this picture book does a solid job of explaining various early peoples' attitudes about the.