Wednesday 21 December 2011

Happy Winter Solstice Eve!

Tonight is Solstice Eve and tomorrow the sun rises on the Winter Solstice. This midwinter festival, one of the most important festivals of the year for pagans, is also called Yule or Alban Arthan. The moment when the sun reaches its turning point of the winter is 5.30am, according to the online pagan calendar, but you might prefer to get up a bit later and greet the dawn, which takes place at 8.04am.

I am travelling to Avebury stone circle, in  Wiltshire, to celebrate it, and I intend to take lots of photos. I hope I'll be able to get an internet connection while I'm there - otherwise I'll be posting them on my blog as soon as I can.

Happy Winter Solstice Eve!

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Jae Fae in Avalon said...

Yule Blessings and have a lovely time celebrating in magical Avebury. I suspect I will more likely see the sun rise than be awake at the actual point of the solstice tomorrow somehow!!

Bibliogirl said...

Oh dear, I _will_ be awake at the point of the solstice... I need to go and do the cheese run ;)

vivienne said...

Happy Winter Solstice Eve to you too x I will be up at 5.30,getting ready for work----I'll look forward to the dawn too, knowing it will be coming earlier each day now :)xxx