Festivals

Winter Solstice (Yule)

Posted by Sarah Slattery on

Winter Solstice (Yule) is the last celebration of the calendar year. It marks the beginning of winter's end, where days become longer and nights become shorter again.  One of the most famous celebrations of the winter solstice in the world today takes place in the ancient ruins of Stonehenge, England. Thousands of Druids and Pagans gather there to chant, dance and sing while waiting to see the spectacular sunrise .  Some ways to celebrate the Yule festival include lighting candles, dancing around bonfires, sharing festive meals, singing, exchanging gifts, burning the Yule log.  "In connecting with the natural world in a way...

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