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In pre-Christian times, the term designated the two-month midwinter season (December and January). After Christianization, it became a narrower reference to the twelve days of Christmas.
Yule (plural Yules)
- Christmastide, the Christmas season, the Twelve Days of Christmas (between December 24th and January 6th).
- A pagan wintertime holiday celebrated by Germanic peoples, particularly the Scandinavian and Anglo-Saxon peoples, or a modern reconstruction of this holiday celebrated by neo-pagans.
the Christmas season
- (Wiccan Sabbats) Samhain, Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Midsummer, Lughnasadh, Mabon (Category: en:Wicca)
- ^ Merriam-Webster: Origin of Yule
- ^ Oxford Dictionaries: Origin of Yule
- ^ Reference.com: Origin of Yule
- ^ According to ODS eng. yule laant fra nordisk, the English Yule was borrowed from Old Norse
- ^ Etymology of Yule Yule in Online Etymology Dictionary