Mind & Spirit, Mind + Spirit, Quarto Lives | 18 December 2020Books for the Winter Solstice Share article facebook twitter google pinterest While this winter might lack of the usual festive events, the winter solstice will arrive as always on December 21. The winter solstice is the shortest day of the, when the sun is at its southernmost point in the Northern Hemisphere. But the solstice means more than a lack of sunlight. In fact, it has been celebrated by cultures around the globe for generations, including those practicing witchcraft. Witches following the Wheel of The Year will also start their Midwinter, or Yule, celebrations on this date. Originally attributed to Wicca, the Wheel of the Year has become a commonly referenced calendar of holidays across many Neopagan traditions. The festival of Yule heralds the arrival of Midwinter and the longest night of the year. Beginning on the winter solstice, this festive holiday comes at the time when the snow begins to fall, and the barren land no longer supports the creatures that depend on it. Families and friends gather and share in the abundance of food and drink, kindling bonds with each other and with their ancestors who have enjoyed festivities past. While we may be unable to host any of those activities this time, you can still explore Yule, the winter solstice, and the world of witchcraft through our extensive witchcraft catalog, including the books below. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.