Tag: Winter Solstice

Pagan Origins of Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice or Yuletide is one of the four main quarterly festivals in the Wheel of the Year (Pagan calendar).  It takes place around the 21st/22nd December, which is known as the first day of winter. This holiday is also known as Midwinter because we have reached the point of the year where darkness reigns. This day consists of the shortest amount of sunlight during the day and the longest amount of dark hours during the night.

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