- Other Names: Imbolq, Olmeic, Candlemas, Brigits Day, Bride Day
- Date: February 2 (Greater Sabbat/Cross Quarter)
- Celebration of: The God is a young child growing in size and strength
- Related Holiday: Valentine’s Day
- Colors: Pink or Pale Green (1)
My altar for Yule.
I just wanted to keep this natural and comfortable. On the front you can see a pentagram made out of cinnamon sticks. On the back I put an orange with cloves in it, it smells amazing.
Blessed Yule. :)
My #Yule #altar :) so #proud of it! #wicca #witchcraft #winter #solstice #2012 (at Moncucco)
Lily’s And Alerisa’s Yule Altar and Yule Log
Yule Plants and their Symbolism
- Bayberry - good fortune and wealth
- Evergreens - everlasting life, eternity, repels negativity
- Holly - winter magick, everlasting life, protects against negativity
- Ivy - immortality,…
winter solstice goddess altar 2009 -altar decorated with cedar branches, holly and berries, pine cones, cinnamon sticks, and clementines.
Yule or Yuletide (“Yule-time”)
The Winter Solstice also called, Yuletide, Yulefest, Yules, Jul, Juletid, Julfest, Jül, Jól, Jol, Joul, Joulu, Jõulud, Joelfeest, Géol, Feailley Geul, and Midwinter
Yule is a winter festival that was initially celebrated by the historical Germanic people as a pagan religious festival, though it was later absorbed into, and equated with, the Christian festival of Christmas.
The festival was originally celebrated from late December to early January on a date determined by the lunar Germanic calendar around the 21st.
The festival was placed on December 25 when the Christian calendar (Julian calendar) was adopted. Scholars have connected the celebration to the Wild Hunt.
Terms with an etymological equivalent to “Yule” are used in the Nordic countries for the Christian Christmas (with its religious rites), but also for other holidays of the season.
Yule is also used to a lesser extent in English-speaking countries to refer to Christmas and Pagan Holiday’s such as the Winder Solstice. Customs such as the Yule log, Yule goat, Yule boar, Yule singing, and others stem from Yule. The fact that Yule is not etymologically tied to Christianity.
Yule in the Nordic countries is also celebrated by many non-Christians and even by the non-religious. The non-religious treat Yule as an entirely secular tradition. A number of Neo-pagans have introduced their own rites back reclaiming the traditions as theirs. (Witchcraft, Living the Old Religion)