Winter Celebrations

“The Romans had, like other Pagan nations, a nature festival, called by them Saturnalia, and the Northern peoples had Yule; both celebrated the turn of the year from the death of winter to the life of spring – the winter solstice. As this was an auspicious change the festival was a very joyous one… The giving of presents and the burning of candles characterized it. Among the Northern people, the lighting of a huge log in the houses of the great and with appropriate ceremonies was a feature.” ~ Samuel L. Jackson

Winter Celebrations

 

 

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