The Solstice Lady

Seasonal Lore and History

 A collection of Winter Solstice traditions from around the world. This multi cultural compilation hopes to demonstrate the universality of the celebration of The Return of the Sun. Find myths and stories that were told by our ancestors to explain the loss of the light.  Discover the traditions that have fallen out of custom and the surprising origins of our annual Christmas past times.

when people complain to me about the war on christmas, i ask if they know how much the celebration has evolved over the centuries.

Which christmas traditions is your favourite?


hunting the wren

xmas day fist fight

newton's birthday?

lord of misrule

bells etc