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Yule Feast – Winter Solstice

A festival of light, celebrated on the 12 days and nights on and following the Winter Solstice, the sun’s return and anticipation of warmer days ahead are celebrated. Baldur’s rebirth is honored as a symbol of returning hope and warmth following his sacrifice at Summer Solstice. Various Yuletide traditions are observed, and Odin appears in the role of the Yule God (Julnir) bringing gifts. Feasts and gatherings are shared with friends and family. Although historically a lesser holiday, today it is celebrated with enthusiasm and jubilation in accordance with American Holiday customs.