Pagan calendar


Current Date: Dec 16 2017 11:14:15 GMT (DST not in effect)
Heathen Date: Wash day, Yule 16, 2267 RE
Pagan Calendar - EquinoxNSolstice Calendar

NH-Winter Solstice

Summary

NH-Winter Solstice

Calendar

EquinoxNSolstice

Date

2017 Dec 21 16:28:01 Europe/London time (+0000)

Description

Winter Solstice Midwinter/Yule/Alban Arthan, on the winter solstice known to have included the sacrifice of a pig for the god Freyr, a tradition which survives in the Scandinavian Christmas ham. Many of the symbols associated with the modern holiday of Christmas such as the burning of the Yule log, the eating of ham, the hanging of boughs, holly, mistletoe, etc. are apparently derived from traditional northern European Yule celebrations. Heathenry In Germanic Neopagan sects, Yule is celebrated with gatherings that often involve a meal and gift giving. Further attempts at reconstruction of surviving accounts of historical celebrations are often made, a hallmark being variations of the traditional blot. Groups such as the Asatru Folk Assembly in the US recognize the celebration as lasting for 12 days, beginning on the date of the winter solstice. Thu Dec 21 16:28 GMT 2017

References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yule


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