St. Nicholas Day

Celebrated every year on December 5 or 6. Saint Nicholas is one of the many legends that Santa Claus is based on. For as long humans can remember there are holidays with lights, feasts and gift giving around the midwinter time. In many regions there are one or more mysterious givers of gifts. Saint Nicholas …

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Celebrated every fourth Sunday before Christmas until Christmas. In several religions Advent is the four week period before Christmas to prepare for days of Christmas itself. The word “advent”comes from the latin word “adventus”, which refers to what Christians believe to be “the of Christ”. A simple way of celebrating advent is to light a …

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Celebrated every year from November 24 until December 17 Brumalia is an ancient Roman festival which lasted almost a month until Saturnalia began. was traditionally celebrated with feasting and sacrifices would be made to gods like , or , depending on what the person doing the sacrifice wanted to ask the deity. In the past …

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Allantide is celebrated every year on October 31. Allantide  is also known as Kalan Gwav or also known as Nos Kalan Gwav or also known as Dy’ Halan Gwav. Until Christianity forced yet another holiday to become a Christian holiday and it became known as Saint Allan’s Day or also known as the Feast of …

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December Solstice

Occurs every year between December 20 and 22. Usually the exact December Solstice occurs on December 21, except in leap years where it happens on December 22. The December Solstice is known in the Northern Hemisphere as Winter Solstice, while in the Southern Hemisphere it’s the Summer Solstice. Because the hemispheres experience the seasons opposite …

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There are many interpretations of when Yule begins and when it ends.The most common conceptions are that Yule starts at the December Solstice and ends somewhere in the beginning of the new year. Yule is an old midwinter festival from the Northern Europe regions. Mainly in the Germanic area. The origin of the name is …

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