Atheism

Sunday Blasphemy: Happy Solstice!

This Wednesday is the Winter Solstice, the real reason for the season! It also begins the 12 day celebration of Juul (aka Yule), the pre-Christian Scandinavian celebration of the return of the sun and of the god Thor. Lots of our Christmas traditions — including the use of holly and evergreens and the Yule log — come from pre-Christian northern Europe.

So, this Solstice gather close, put a Yule log on the fire, and have hope that warmer and brighter days will return!

yulelog

Source: https://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/december-solstice-customs.html

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