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Please enjoy these selection of articles on Celtic Winter Solstice traditions including Hunting the Wren, the Mummers and Mumming, Yule and the Yule Log, the Candle in the Window and the Laden Table in Ireland, Druid symbolism, particularly Holly and Mistletoe, Hogamany, Scottish New Year and Auld Lang Syne, Yule and the Yule Log and Caroling in the Celtic Tradition and Newgrange

And, please enjoy our collections of Celtic Winter Solstice Poetry, Celtic Winter Solstice Reading List and our Celtic Blessings, for your Solstice Greeting Cards. Enjoy!

Hogmanay & Auld Lang Syne
Hogmanay is bascially Scottish New Year and most likely had its roots in ancient fire festivals that occurred during the "Daft Days" what would later have become the 12 Days of Christmas.
The Mummers and Celtic Winter Solstice
Mummers often performed plays dressed in disguise, often using straw to cover their faces, and went from door to door. They usually requested and received food, money or some token of gratitude for their "performance."