winter solstice

It’s that special day of the year when the Oak King and Holly King do their biannual ceremonial battle, and the Holly King is vanquished for the next six months until the Summer Solstice when he rises again to rule over the waning half of the year.

Burning fires and candles; reading stories and poetry; singing songs and dancing and keeping good company through the darkest night of the year – these are all the best ways to celebrate the solstice and welcome the coming of the new year. Cheers!

"Solstice" by Roberta Margaret Grahame

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