How do you all incorporate Yule into the mainly commercialized and Christian holiday of Christmas? Most of us probably have families that celebrate Christmas, not Yule...so how do you celebrate in your own special way? Obviously a Christmas Tree has Pagan roots and so does holly boughs and mistletoe...but what about Yule traditions?
I am sad to say that I do not celebrate Yule like I should. It is not held high like Samhain. This year though is the year I have changed and I plan to finally celebrate it. I am so excited and am glad to celebrate it.
I don't either but this year I think I'm definitely going to do a Yule Log at the very least! Maybe mistle...some holly boughs...maybe decorate with oranges and citrus fruits to commemorate the return of the sun.
How do you all incorporate Christmas traditions into the Roman Pagan hoilday, Saturnalia? For example gift giving, caroling and giving to charity are all tradations of Saturnalia - the celebration of the Roman God Saturn. Kissing under the mistletoe is a Norsman Pagan tradition. Yule is a northen Germatic tradition.
And kitty that's great to know because I'm feeling more into it this year but I feel that it may be because I am growing more with in my path
I have no idea what "YULE" is or what it is about. Maybe you could explain it to us so we can know what you are talking about.
I am a Christian. Eventhough December 25th. is not the actual date of the birth of Jesus Christ, it is a date chosen many years ago to be the date used to celebrate Jesus birth.
I grew up in a non-Christian, non-Pagan family. No importing of Christmas is required for my Yule.
..i'm starting a new one - Yule 2011...just for me and if friends/family wanna join in - fine, but the trip starts Dec 22 and ends Jan 4...and bring your own cash - it's not on me...road trip....Yahoo!
I don't so much incorporate Yule into Christmas as the other way around; Christmas fits into my Yule celebration. I have decorations like lights and candles and I'm making my own Yule log this year. They go out ready for Yule but they all suit Christmas as well. I'm a solitary Wiccan living with an understanding atheist so I can easily take time on Yule to have a simple ritual and then on Christmas I visit my family and exchange gifts. I hadn't really analysed it before, but it's more like Yule gets stretched out to cover Christmas day too because that's when everyone else in my family will be celebrating.
psychopixi - That's awesome that you live with someone so understanding and accepting. Many of us however do not. So we have to make adjustments and compromises to keep everyone happy as well as ourselves. Blessings and a Happy Yule to you!
Was Yule the celebration of the solstice?
I have heard the term Yule log, but I never heard of celebrating Yule.
Unfortunately I don't do much of anything yet. I have a mostly Christian family, and they (my mother and my step-grandmother especially)didn't really like it that I'm a self converted Pagan. I just celebrate Christmas without putting the birth of Jesus into my part of the celebration. I make some bread, and I decorate my grapevine wreath. Read some great ideas here thought! I'm so getting little oranges to put on my wreath now!
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