Saturday, January 1, 2011

Yule winter celebrations

Yule is a feast of winter, associated with the winter solstice and is celebrated in northern Europe since ancient times. After the adoption of Christianity, the feast was known under the name "Christmas", a combination of tradition and symbolism Yule imposed on the entire history of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. Traditions include garnishing Yule fir, putting in the furnace properly prepared logs, mistletoe hanging in homes and holly, gift giving and celebrations.