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Monday, 24 December 2012

Blogmas Day 21: Yule

It is currently Yule (21st-24th December).  I am Pagan and therefore always recognize when Yule comes around, but I also celebrate Christmas.

There are three main reasons for this.  The first is that I was brought up celebrating Christmas and therefore it is part of my childhood, my traditions and who I am.  The second is that the majority of the Western world celebrates Christmas (or at least appears to!) and it would be difficult to orchestrate my celebrations and gift-giving on the 21st when everyone else does on the 25th.  And finally, it all boils down to the fact that I love Christmas.  It is my favourite holiday - I love the decorations, the songs and general festivities.  So, for now at least, I will continue celebrating Christmas, but always remember to put up some Yule decorations (such as evergreens) and simply appreciate the season.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I'm very lucky to have been brought up celebrating both so the giving of gifts etc on the 21st is normally to me. I cooked Yule Dinner (all 6 courses of it) for the first time this year so my mum could have a break and we'll be over at mums tomorrow for Christmas dinner.
Hope you have a lovely Christmas n New Year Hun n ill hopefully see you soon