The winter solstice typically occurs on the 21st or 22nd of December in the Northern Hemisphere while those in the Southern Hemisphere celebrates on the 21st or 22nd of June. Click through to find traditional celebration ideas, crafts, and decorations you can make to celebrate the winter solstice!
Winter Solstice is December 21st each year and is one of the oldest celebrated holidays. It marks the first official day of winter and is the shortest day of the year. It's also a period of time when the sun sets and rises in the same part of the sky. In it's simplest form, it's a great day to gather with your friends and family, enjoy each others company and celebrate starting a new winter together! Decorate with a pine tree (or Christmas Tree!), pine cones, winter berries, rosemar...
The Ogham Grove is formed of the twenty traditional ogham trees placed in their correct sequence. Yew is in the north for Winter Solstice; Ash is in the east for Spring Equinox; Apple in the south for Summer Solstice; and Elder in the west for the Autumn Equinox.
This is good to remember..especially as we start seeing all those Christmas decorations ! We cannot allow ourselves to find ourselves attracted to things that have such horrible origins...origins that truly displease our Creator!
21 Dec Winter Solstice:Yule is the time of the winter solstice, when the sun child is reborn, an image of the return of all new life born through the love of the Gods. Within the Northern Tradition Yule is regarded as the New Year.