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Festivals of light around the world

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Christmas isn't the only festival of light. In almost every culture, the community gathers together to celebrate the rebirth of light and the Sun each year. The predominant theme of the day is that of the Sun's renewal for another turning of the Wheel of the Year. In fact, our word 'Yule' comes from the Saxon word 'Yula', meaning 'Wheel'.

In some cultures the Festival of Lights is a solemn occasion to be celebrated in a dignified fashion. In others, it is a day of merriment, pranks, and elaborate festivities.

Let's celebrate the festivals of light!


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