Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ~ Harvey McKay ~ May the peace of the season restore your faith and compassion all the year through. We are the same.” This knowledge lives within you and can be accessed through your intimate and infinite relationship with the Creator. god]. Some believe that celebrating the birth of the “true light of the world” was set in synchronization with the December solstice because from that point onwards; the days began to have more dayli… After the gathering a feast is prepared and shared, ensuring a plate and drink are offered to the God/Goddess or however they view the Divine. We do know that the celebration of Yule wasn’t always twelve days long. Gifts from my love 3. "Be Inspired To Dance YOUR Dance!" on December 17th and often lasted until a few days after the Change ). After the feast, a celebration of dance and song occur, typically around a bonfire. In pre-Christian Scandinavia, the Feast of Juul, or Yule, lasted for 12 days celebrating the rebirth of the sun and giving rise to the custom of burning a Yule log." And I am one of the seven billion human being. This year we will be traveling back to 2004 to enjoy Christmas tunes from one of our favorite original Irish hometown bands, Blarney. "Empty your mind, be formless. We really miss these things. ~ © 1989 Springwolf ~ the heathen Greeks and their worship of their god Adonia, who Over the evolution of paganism, these legends have developed into various rituals and observations within the pagan community. Learn how your comment data is processed. Solstice. In modern times Christians all over the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Day, which falls on December 25. More information can be found @ Since ancient calendars followed a different method of time, the solstice celebrations as well as later … Most people are aware of a thing called a yule log, but they don’t really know what it was for. ~ © 2012 Springwolf ~ This originally came from the 12 days of Yuletide which began at sunset on December 20, known as Mother Night, and ended on the night of December 31, … Candles for the lighting 11. On the second day of Christmas, the Celtic gave to me Hooper and Hartson ... 2 thoughts on “12 Days of Christmas, Celtic style” Shamrock says: December 25, 2019 at 5:34 pm. I don’t believe in hope. Yule is a 12 day holiday, it begins on “Mothers Night” (December 21st) and ends 12 days later on “Yule Night” (January 1st). *Competition now closed! it can never come your way or manifest in your life." A helping dream 4. One of the more detailed or organized observations is closely related to the Celtic legend of Lugh, Eriu and the 12 Days of Yule. Some may have been based on calculations that were learned through years of observations, or passed down through generations. Some were lunar or astrological. 12 Days of Christmas provides a different way of telling the Christmas story, giving children an understanding of all the aspects of the birth of Jesus and explaining why we rejoice. Forty Days of Celtic Advent & the Twelve Days of Christmas 2019 How we spend our days is how we spend our lives. And yes, it’s the origin for the Christian “12 Days of Christmas”. Which are also related to tracking the movement of the sun. All Rights Reserved In ancient Rome, the winter solstice was celebrated at the Feast of Saturnalia, to honor Saturn, the god of agricultural bounty. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.