Winter Solstice, Yule, Mid-Winter or Alban Arthan is the celebration of the rebirth of the sun after the longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. It is one of the eight solar festivals comprising the Wheel of the Year. Nourished in the womb of the Goddess during the dark time of the year, the sun symbolises the God born anew. Plants that remain evergreen such as fir trees, holly and mistletoe are used as decorations. A good time to reflect on the past year and make plans for the new year.
The Summer Solstice, also known as Mid-Summer, Litha, or Alban Hefin has been celebrated by various cultures all around the world for millennia. The longest day and the shortest night of the year is a celebration of the sun. Plants are growing and thriving and a fruitful harvest is anticipated.
Wishing everyone joy, peace, good health and prosperity in the new year! May all your dreams come true! See you next year! 🙂