Sunday, December 21, 2014

Holiday Greetings Continued...

For those who didn't know, today will be the shortest day of the year, as well as the longest night.  It is better known as the Winter Solstice. 


It has also been referred to as Yuletide in some places.


A lot of the more well known customs such as the Yule Log, Wassailing, Mistletoe and the Yule (or Christmas) Tree are directly associated with this time of the year.  The basic idea being to help preserve life by keeping green things alive inside your house so the sun will return after the longest and darkest night.


*I know this is a very simplified explanation, but I only have so much room in this blog.  I hope to go into deeper details next year.*


So to all my Pagan and Wiccan friends I wish you both a...

 HAPPY SOLSTICE

and a 

BLESSED YULE