Celebrate Life in the Darkness: The Shortest Day
Yule, better known as the Winter Solstice, and one of the oldest celebrations in the world, marks the halfway point through Winter and is the shortest day of the year. Yule Logs were made to burn in the fire and were wrapped with berries cones, holly and mistletoe to be placed in the fire. It is a festival to celebrate new visions and dreams, and to make resolutions for the year ahead.
Newgrange, the Neolithic monument in the Boyne Valley, in County Meath in Ireland, was built 5000 years ago, before the Egyptian Pyramids and Stonehenge. The structure was built to celebrate the Winter Solstice, and was a powerful symbol of life over death, to mark that from this date onwards the days would gradually become longer.
White, green, red, gold, and silver.
PLANTS & TREES
Yew, holly, pine, mistletoe, and ivy
Ginger, peppermint, cinnamon, and nutmeg.