Monday, December 26, 2016


ABC Wednesday
December 28th, 2016
The letter is Y for Yuletide


 A period of celebration of a pre-Christian festival

 associated with the northern winter solstice,

 and later absorbed into the festival of Christmas.

One of the traditions of Christmas Eve -

Bringing in the Yule Log for the warmth and light of Christmas

and here is a Yuletide Carol with just slight variations
from that which you might find in a Christian hymnbook

Here we come a-wassailing among the leaves so green,
Here we go a-wandering, so fair to be seen!
Love and joy come to you, and to you good wassail, too,
All Gods bless you and send you a happy New year,
All Gods send you a happy New Year.

Originally the historical Germanic peoples

connected the Festival to the Wild Hunt

to the king, Odin,  and the pagan Anglo Saxon,  Modraiht

The Winter Solstice is still celebrated by many in these times.

Ring the Solstice Bells

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ABC Wednesday
with thanks to all who celebrate and help
with this thought provoking meme.


carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful post and photos for the Yuletide ~ Your header is gorgeous!

Wishing You a Happy and Healthy New Year ~ ^_^

photowannabe said...

Perfect history and delightful photos to go with them.
Happy Yuletide.

Leslie: said...

Love that word - "Yuletide" - evokes images of snow and past times of fun and family. Wonderful post and music for the season.

abcw team

Melody said...

Wonderful choice for Y in this time of year.... lovely pictures ass well!

Have a nice ABC-Wednesday / _ Week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc=w=team)

Ann said...

Oh how I LOVE all the Yuletide carols. Wishing Christmas wasn't over.

Reader Wil said...

Hi Hildred! I love the extra information about Yuletide, which is quite new to me.
I wish you a great Yuletide and a happy and peaceful new year.

Roger Owen Green said...

I've done Yuletide in the past. GOOD choice.