occurs at the winter solstice
Yule is essentially a celebration of the sun's return, the solstice & the circle of life. candles & rituals with fire are very appropriate.
Like any Sabbat, celebrate with friends & family. Many secular traditions stem from pagan roots.
Don't deprive yourself! Norse & Roman pagan lore is prominent in modern Christmas traditions.
Feasting, family time, gift-giving & decorating with evergreens is all in alignment with Yule.
wreaths, candles, bells, evergreens,
holly & mistletoe
Hang up greenery
Bake seasonal goodies
Host a fest with loved ones
Exchange handmade gifts
Braid holly or other greens into your hair
Make a wreath with evergreens
Save ashes from your yule log/fire
Hold a ritual to welcome back the sun
Burn a Yule log & get cozy by the fire
Make a wand with a holly branch
Make offerings to deities
rubies, garnets, bloodstones, emeralds & diamonds
red, green, gold & white
mistletoe, pine, oak, bayberry,
sage, holly, ginger
venison, turkey & pork, eggnog,
fruit cakes, spiced cider & wine, chestnuts,sweets; especially pumpkin & apple flavors