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Happy Yule Celebration!
Winter Solstice - December 21

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Yule

Yule is a winter festival celebrated in the past in northern Europe but now celebrated in many other countries in various forms. Also known as Yuletide or Yule time it was celebrated by the old Germanic peoples and continues to be celebrated to this day by pagan people and others.

The people would, and still might, burn a yule log to celebrate the time when the sun was at its lowest in the sky and when they knew that every day after that the sun would rise higher and higher. They would celebrate what we know of as the winter solstice. Other customs are the sacrifice of the yule boar, yule singing and others. Many of the customs from this festival were taken by the Christians and used for their Christmas celebration.

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