Wednesday, December 21, 2011
All around the world, this time of year holds special meanings to many cultures. Worldwide, interpretation of this event has varied from culture to culture, but most have held a recognition of rebirth, honoring festivals and other celebrations. Solstice rites are one of our oldest celebrations, dating back to the dawn of civilization more than 25,000 years ago. For ancient peoples, the winter solstice was an awesome, mysterious and powerful phenomenon.
For your enjoyment, I've inserted links to various websites devoted to these rituals, explaining how some of the world's ancient cultures celebrated this time of rebirth. Druid Festivals, Twelfth Night Ritual, Celebration of Yule, and The Rebirth of the Golden Solstice Sun. Follow this link to learn of six winter solstice holidays: Winter Holidays.
I now I would like to share with you a blog post that I found very enlightening as to the beginning observances and rituals of the winter solstice.Winter Solstice Full Moon.
Enjoy this incredible, powerful and magical time of year with the company of friends, family and by honoring your ancestors.