Many Pagan winter solstice traditions and customs created around Yule are identified with Christmas today. You follow some of these old solstice traditions when decorating your home with a Yule tree, holly or candles. Pagan winter solstice traditions of Yule are decorating the Yule tree, burning the Yule log, exchanging of presents, kissing under the mistletoe, or carolling.
Charitable Pagan Winter Solstice Traditions
Sharing food, an important part of any celebration, is particularly meaningful during the solstice, as it represents faith in the return of the sun and the harvest. Maybe you’d like to prepare a simple meal from organic winter vegetables to share with friends or family or cook a dinner to enjoy in the welcome solitude of your own company. (source)
Hold a feast, get together with those people that you admire and have some great food. Now we can buy everything at the market, which is much easier than some years ago. Just take a minute to remember the olden days when we had to hunt for food. Remember, things got rough for people living in the wilderness during the winter. They would be hungry throughout the winter if they didn’t get a good catch during the fall.
So, give blessings for this food you can feast on and ensure you share something with the less fortunate.
In Poland, the ancient December solstice observance before Christianity involved people showing forgiveness and sharing food. It was a tradition that can still be seen in what is known as Gody.Did you know celebrating the winter solstice can bring about good fortune to those who give? Pagan traditions are an extraordinary way to spread joy and give back to your community this season. Click To Tweet
Share and give back to your community. You have been blessed with warm clothes on your back and a roof over your head this past year. Now it’s time to pass that magic and bless someone else’s life. Donate your time or belongings that you no longer need to someone else who might need them and appreciate it. Spend time during the season to brighten someone else’s day and share your light with them.
Winter solstice traditions and customs-give back to your community
Get involved in your community. Find out what’s happening in your local area, what seasonal fun is being planned and go. Be a part of it, get out of your comfort zone and do something new. It is a time of rebirth and renewal, and we are celebrating the birth of the Sun, so do something different. The Sun is about creation and life, so bring this power and energy into your own. (source)
The energy is unusually high at this time of the year. Yule holiday is a magic season, so embrace it and empower your life. Take the smells, the sights, the sounds and the smiles of everyone all around you. The holiday cheer is beautiful. If we can’t live in a world like this all the time, take a moment to absorb this. Look around at the people smiling and laughing and being together. Winter solstice traditions and customs are beautiful and behold hope.Make this winter solstice memorable! Celebrate the pagan tradition of donating to charity and giving back to your community.Click To Tweet