Winter Solstice is December 21st each year and is one of the oldest celebrated holidays. It marks the first official day of winter and is the shortest day of the year. It's also a period of time when the sun sets and rises in the same part of the sky. In it's simplest form, it's a great day to gather with your friends and family, enjoy each others company and celebrate starting a new winter together! Decorate with a pine tree (or Christmas Tree!), pine cones, winter berries, rosemar...
Wiccans celebrate several seasonal festivals of the year, which are known as Sabbats; collectively these occasions are often termed the Wheel of the Year. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
21 Dec Winter Solstice:Yule is the time of the winter solstice, when the sun child is reborn, an image of the return of all new life born through the love of the Gods. Within the Northern Tradition Yule is regarded as the New Year.
This is good to remember..especially as we start seeing all those Christmas decorations ! We cannot allow ourselves to find ourselves attracted to things that have such horrible origins...origins that truly displease our Creator!
Yule - 22 December - Winter Solstice - Pagan - The tradition from which Christians borrowed the Yule log and Christmas tree (as opposed to palm fronds, which were used in earlier times for similar purpose) is still celebrated in some countries, and is growing in popularity in the US.
The winter solstice typically occurs on the 21st or 22nd of December in the Northern Hemisphere while those in the Southern Hemisphere celebrates on the 21st or 22nd of June. Click through to find traditional celebration ideas, crafts, and decorations you can make to celebrate the winter solstice!
Celtic Mistletoe Lore: Five days after the first new moon following the winter solstice, Druid priests cut mistletoe with a golden sickle from a special oak tree and had to catch the mistletoe before it hit ground. The plant was distributed among the people to hang over their doors for protection against evil in the coming year.