Mudcat Café message #2221259 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #107178   Message #2221259
Posted By: Catherine Jayne
23-Dec-07 - 04:32 AM
Thread Name: BS: How do u celebrate midwinter godlessly?
Subject: RE: BS: How do u celebrate midwinter godlessly?
We celebrated Yule/Solstice with a lovely meal and we opened some presents. Harry loved the wrapping paper! We did a smal ritual where we raised a glass and toasted the death of the old god and the rebirth of the new god/ winter born child. Our holly wreath was on the alter and we ate ginger cake! We lit a candle (don't think the neighbours would be too happy about a big bonfire in the garden!) which we left lit to encourage the sun to return the next morning after the longest night.

On the 25th we will spend time with family, probably eat too much too. Sing songs, open presents and raise a glass to absent friends.