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Holidays and Holy Days Down Under by Kate Brunner

Even though we are not a Christian household, my family celebrates Christmas. In a manner of speaking. When we lived in the Northern Hemisphere, this was not all that challenging to reconcile. 1,110 more words

Earth-based Spirituality

Yule-related posts

At my blog Ride the Spiral at Patheos, I have posted a spoonie ritual for Yule.

At my blog Roads to Vanaheim at PaganSquare, I have posted about… 16 more words


The Date of Christmas has Nothing to Do with Pagan Holidays

Is Christmas really just a repackaging of a Roman Feast? Two Roman celebrations, Saturnalia and Sol Invictus, were celebrated in December. However, that doesn’t mean that Christians used those dates to create a holiday of their own. 92 more words


Witches: Saving with Alternative Gift Giving

I enjoy fictional witches, but I try to remember that there are real people reconstructing and practicing many of these “old ways”. With Christmas approaching, I grew curious about the winter holidays celebrated by modern witches and Wiccan. 221 more words


Social Musings 101: Christmas Trees

So in this posting of People who have contributed to society, I want to focus on, the Christmas Tree. So according to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the ancient Egyptians, Chinese, and Hebrews used the Christmas tree to remind themselves of the importance of eternal life. 158 more words


Christmas: Christian Holiday or Pagan Celebration?

Should Followers of Christ celebrate Christmas, since we now know that Jesus of Nazareth was not born on December 25th? Many are asking this question and even more have decided, based on secular historical data, that to celebrate this traditionally Christian holiday is tantamount to heresy. 814 more words