And First Day of Yule and Wintermas
Happy Winter Solstice, Northern Hemisphere! It’s December 21st in North America, the Winter Solstice. It’s also the first of the 12-day celebrations of pagan Yule and secular Wintermas.
In both the pagan Yule and secular solstice traditions, this day is significant because it’s shortest day followed by the longest night of the year. Tomorrow the sun will begin it’s long slow march to longer, warmer days. It’s a time to celebrate with festivities, lights and fires that remind us of the sun and it’s life-sustaining warmth.
So, Happy Winter Solstice, Yule and Wintermas to believers and nonbelievers alike. Wishing you the best of the long night and of the warmer days to come!
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