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Happy Winter Solstice on December 21- the Reason for the Season
 


20 December 2008 at 11:33:19 PM
salon

Tomorrow is the shortest day of the year. This link has a list of all the festivals and celebrations that occur around Dec 21-Dec 25; quite a few.  Of course, the secular as well as religious festival celebrated around here is mostly Christmas.

Christmas or Christ's Mass is one of the most popular Christian celebrations as well as one of the most globally recognized midwinter celebrations. Christmas is the celebration of the birth of the God Incarnate or Messiah, Yeshua of Nazareth, later known as Jesus Christ. The birth is observed on December 25, which was the winter solstice upon establishment of the Julian Calendar. Banned by the Catholic Church in its infancy as a pagan practice stemming out of the Sol Invictus celebrations,[9] Christian churches eventually recognized the sustained practices as a Christian festival in various cultures within the past several hundred years, allowing much of the folklore and traditions of local pagan festivals to be preserved. So today, the old festivals such as Jul, Коледа and Karácsony, are still celebrated in many parts of Europe, but the Christian Nativity is now often representational as the meaning behind the holiday. This is why Yule and Christmas are considered interchangeable in Anglo-Christendom. Universal activities include feasting, midnight masses and singing Christmas carols about the Nativity. Good deeds and gift giving in the tradition of St. Nicholas by not admitting to being the actual gift giver is also observed by some countries. Many observe the holiday for twelve days leading up to the Epiphany.

Tomorrow (Dec 21) will also be halfway through Halcyon Days.

Update: Today Is Winter Solstice. I really like the fact that, at heart, this day is based on science. That a variety of reilgions or philosophies have created occasions around this event is an interesting way of papering over reality with myth.


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