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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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Winter Solstice

What is the Winter Solstice? The word “solstice” is derived from two Latin words: sol (“sun) and sistere (“to stand still”). So, basically, the solstice is the time when the sun stands still. Speaking in astronomical terms, solstice is the … Continue reading

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Holiday Folklore: A Prayer For Yule

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