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Holiday Traditions: Icelandic Yule Lads

The Yule Lads The Yule Lads, or Yulemen, (Icelandic: jólasveinarnir or jólasveinar) are figures from Icelandic folklore who in modern times have become the Icelandic version of Santa Claus. The Yule Lads originate from Icelandic folklore. The Yule Lads were … Continue reading

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Holiday Traditions: Yuletide Prayers

PRAYER TO THE WINTER GODDESS O! Mighty goddess, in silvery ice, watching over us as we sleep, a layer of shining white, covering the earth each night, frost on the world and in the soul, we thank you for visiting … Continue reading

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Holiday Recipes: Yuletide Slaw

Yuletide Slaw 4 cups red cabbage, shredded (or 2 cups red, 2 cups Savoy) 1 green bell pepper, chopped (optional) 1/2 cup green onions, chopped 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, coarse ground 1/2 tsp. celery seed 1 … Continue reading

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DIY Gifts: Yule Spice Potourri

Yule Spice Potpourri  • 2 Oranges • 2 Lemons • 1/4 c Whole cloves • 1/4 c Whole allspice • 5 Cinnamon Sticks, broken • 5 dried Bay leaves, crumbled Using a vegetable peeler, peel fruit carefully, removing only the … Continue reading

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Holiday Folklore: Divinations

Christmas Divinations, Beliefs & Myths These are some Christmas divination superstitions that are said to affect people’ lives for good. Although many of these beliefs have been pushed aside in the modern times, there are still various sections of the … Continue reading

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Holiday Lore: What Is Yule?

Yule is the name of a winter festival that occurred in December and January on the German lunar calendar. In the fourth century, the church decided to celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ at that time with a … Continue reading

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