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Yule     21December - winter solstice

Traditional neopagan sabbat. Quarter day, Lesser Sabbat, Low Holiday, & solar festival. Yule marks the winter solstice and the middle of winter. Supposed to be on winter solstice, but that is not always observed. Birth of the Child of Light. A Christian celebration of the light dawning in Jesus. A Norse pagan celebration of the winter-born king symbolized by the rebirth of the sun.

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Yule log

The Yule Log was originally an entire tree, that was carefully chosen and brought into the house with great ceremony. The largest end of the log would be placed into the fire hearth while the rest of the tree stuck out into the room! The log would be lit from the remains of the previous year's log which had been carefully stored away and slowly fed into the fire through the Twelve Days of Christmas. It was considered important that the re-lighting process was carried out by someone with clean hands. Nowadays, of course, most people have central heating so it is very difficult to burn a tree!

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