Yule (also called the Longest Night) is a celebration of the successful return of the sun after the longest night of the year. We celebrate the return of the light and the kindling of hope after a long, cold winter. Traditions include feasting, wassailing (originally the practice of making offerings of drink and song to please the spirits in orchards to ensure a good harvest the next year), and the burning of a Yule log. Some people keep vigils on the longest night to wait for the sun’s return, and when it appears they make a great big joyful racket in celebration (kind of like the modern New Year’s tradition of running around noisemaking). Yule is a celebration of returning light, community, and the promise of life.
Yule [Dedicant Path Requirement]