So Winter solstice is on Dec 21. This is my first year celebrating it. I dont know what is correct or not. Do you open presents on that day too or dec 22nd in the morning like if it was xmas? im only asking this because im confused. we are not doing christmas what so ever. my husband agreed with me and this is what i would like. i want the kids to open there presents in the morning but the day after yule. i just like opening them in the morning. on the 25th i promised and agreed on only opening hubbys present and him opening mine that day. But no dinner on the 24th..
How are you doing your Yule/winter solstice? are you doing any rituals? we are kinda low on money right now and i was going to buy ham for Dec 21st but my midwife told me i cant have that right now. so i have no idea what to make for everyone to eat. I have a bad yeast infection and i cant eat any starchy/sugary foods.
Asked by Anonymous at 7:08 PM on Dec. 15, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by NotPanicking at 7:33 PM on Dec. 15, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 2:20 AM on Dec. 16, 2009
Here's my interpretation of the difference between "Yule" and "Winter Solstice" (WS). Yule is the Holiday, WS is the astronomical event. WS can be scientifically measured, and takes place on a specific date at a specific time. here Yule, on the other hand, is the Celebration and can be celebrated whenever you choose (especially for us Urban Witches).
Answer by MamaK88 at 2:01 PM on Dec. 16, 2009
I'm also of the belief, like OLive above, that there is no "right" or "wrong" in Paganism. This year my Circle just so happens to be celebrating Yule on the 21st...but we usually celebrate the Sabbats and Esbats on the weekend closest. If you want your kids to open presents from the "Holly King" (or Santa, or whatever) on the morning of the 22nd...so be it. Your house, your decision. As for the presents here at my house: 1) DD is too little for Santa, and SS is with his mom this year for Xmas day, and 2) we've got extended family get-togethers on the 24th and 27th for my side and don't know yet for DH's side (trying to convince him to take the kids down to KS to his folks'...and leaving me here with the house all to yself and making THAT my present!).
Answer by MamaK88 at 2:02 PM on Dec. 16, 2009
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