Happy YULE Tide greetings

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Yule is celebrated between December the 21st – January 1st each year. It is considered the Winter Solstice. (Press the red winter solstice banner)

Yule is a midwinter festival celebrated by Germanic people, a celebration to the Norse God, Odin and a Pagan holiday called Modraniht. It revolves around thanking the Gods and Goddesses for what you have as well as celebrating nature and its changes.

Yule or Yuletide(“Yule time” or “Yule season”) is a festival historically observed by the Germanic peoples. Later departing from its pagan roots, Yule underwent Christianised reformulation, resulting in the term Christmastide. Many present-day Christmas customs and traditions such as the Yule log, Yule goat, Yule boar, Yule singing, and others stem from pagan Yule traditions. 

The word Yuletide is attested in an explicitly pre-Christian context primarily in Old Norse. Among many others the long-bearded god Odin bears the names jólfaðr (Old Norse for ‘Yule father’) and jólnir (‘the Yule one’). In Ágrip af Nóregskonungasögum, written in the 12th century, it is explicitly stated that Christmas, iol, comes from a name of Odin, iolne. In plural (Old Norse jólnar, ‘the Yule ones’) may refer to the Norse gods in general. In Old Norse poetry, the word is often employed as a synonym for ‘feast’, such as in the kenning hugins jól (Old Norse ‘Huginn’s Yule’ → ‘a raven’s feast’).

In the Christian traditions Christmas is celebrated on December 25th each year. Santa Claus replaces the Norse God Odin and brings presents to the children. Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Day to Joseph and Mary. 

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This video is intended as entertainment. Just a wee bit of a laugh as we all know the irish are all about.

Merry Yule Tide greetings!!!!!!

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