Tag Archives: Yule

December Calendar

St Nicholas Day Dec 6                                                                                                                      Celebrated as a popular holiday in many European countries, St. Nicholas Day, celebrates St. Nicholas of Myra, the man whose life inspired the tradition of Santa Claus … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Part I

Americans often think of English traditions when they think of Christmas but Scandinavia does Christmas well also. They really make Christmas Eve into a special time and I have no compunction about emulating them and appropriating the customs I learned … Continue reading

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Yule

Yule or Yuletide was and is a midwinter festival observed by the historical Germanic tribes. The earliest references to it are in the form of month names, where the Yule-tide period lasts somewhere around two months in length, falling  between what is now … Continue reading

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Legacies of Yule

Just a few short days to the shortest day of all, the winter solstice. the beginning of Yule. During this darkest part of the year, the supernatural was known to manifest itself.   Long before Charles Dickens’s tale of Scrooge … Continue reading

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