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Pagan Winter Solstice Traditions: Learn More About Yule And Christmas

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Yule is seen by many as “Pagan Christmas”, and they’re not exactly wrong! The pagan Winter Solstice traditions have a lot in common with traditions around the world.

During the Winter Solstice, we love to sing carols, bake cookies, sit around the fire, and enjoy gifts with friends and family. These traditions are common among many cultures, and can be enjoyed by all people.

It’s the snowy winter season, so let’s enjoy Yule together. Learn about Yule traditions, the history of Yule, and even get some gift ideas for pagan friends!

Whether you’re making a Yule log cake and creating your own holiday wreaths, or you’re doing nothing more than lighting a candle, these blog posts will help you get into the yuletide spirit.

Yule takes place on the Winter Solstice, when the day is shortest and the night longest. As I explain in one of the blog posts below, this is why we celebrate the coming of the sun.

After the Winter Solstice, the world gets warmer and brighter. Gradually, the sun rebuilds its strength and so too does the earth itself. Think of the Winter Solstice like the new moon: soon, all things will be waxing and becoming stronger, warmer, and more healthy.

During ancient times, pagan traditions revolved around cosmic events. This is because ancient pagans relied on the earth to sustain them. There were no refrigerators to preserve their food!

Curious how to celebrate this awesome holiday in a pagan way? Read on!

Learn More About Yule

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