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Pagan ~ December 21st ~ Solstice: Yule & Litha
Solstice is the time when the earth is most inclined away from the sun. It is the most southern or northern point depending on the hemisphere. In the Southern hemisphere, the observance is Litha, Wicca celebration of the sacred marriage in which energy of the gods is poured into the service of life. In the northern hemisphere, this is the shortest day of the year. It marks the first day of the season of winter. Winter Yule is the time 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. Also a Norse pagan celebration of the winter-born king, symbolized by the rebirth of the sun. A present day Wicca event.
Christians celebrate Yule as the light dawning in Jesus.
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Christian ~ December 16th ~ 25th ~ Posadas Perpetual (Navideñas)
Hispanic Christian feast of The Lodgings commemorating the journey of Mary and Joseph
to Bethlehem in preparation for the birth of Jesus.
For Native Americans of the Zuni tribe in New Mexico, December marks the time of the
Shalako Kochina Ceremony. For other aboriginal tribes, this is the season when the river freezes
and the land sleeps, known as Luut’aa.
Christian ~December 3rd ~ December 25th ~ Advent
Advent marks the beginning of the Christian worship year in preparation for the birth of Jesus Christ. Always beginning on the Sunday nearest November 30, it is observed with the lighting of advent candles, display of wreaths and special ceremonies. Many families also use an advent calendar with their children for the month of December leading up to Christmas; each day offering a special surprise.
Advent Day 21:
(Roll over for a surprise!)
Affirm: Peace lights our hearts & home.