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Q: What is the significance of the burning of the Yule Log?
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What is left burning until twelfth night?

the Yule log


Is burning a log a pagan custom?

It was at one time. The burning of the Yule log has been associated with having its origins in ancient Germanic paganism.


What object was lit by the Celts in the middle of winter for 12 hours the night of winter Solstice as symbol of hope that the sun would return and bring spring?

The Yule log was the center of attention to begin withand it was lighted on the eve of the solstice (it should light on the first try) and must be kept burning for twelve hours, for good luck. The Yule log should be made of Ash wood. Later, the Yule log was replaced by the Yule tree but, instead of burning it, burning candles were placed on it.


What is a Yule clog?

A Yule clog is an archaic term for a Yule log, a log traditionally burned on Christmas Eve.


What is a Yule block?

A Yule block is an archaic term for a Yule log, a log traditionally burned on Christmas Eve.


What is another name for the log you put on the fire at Christmas?

It is also known as the "Yule" log. A Yule Log.


Did the traditional burning of the yule log ever signify child sacrifice?

No, a Yule log was a part of the tree used at Beltane (May day) and was on occation part of a rite of passage for boys. The boys were given the task of keeping the Yule fires burning all night on the winter solstice. Once this was successfully completed the boy was accepted and treated as a man of the community.


Where does the yule log tradition come from?

The yule log tradition is to burn a Yule log. This tradition began in Europe when celebrating the winter solstice. They lit large bonfires.


Where do yule logs come from?

The origin of yule log is from Germans


Where did yule log cake originate?

The traditional yule log cake that we know of today originated in France. You can find a recipe for yule log cake on websites such as Allrecipes and Taste of Home.


What are the ratings and certificates for The Yule Log - 1914?

The Yule Log - 1914 is rated/received certificates of: UK:U


What winter word starts with y?

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