You know how Christmas used to be a pagan holiday called Yule.Well why do they call the holiday Yule.


  • The modern English word Yule likely derives from the word yoole, from 1450, which developed from the Old English term geōl and geōla before 899. The term has been linked to and may originate from the Old Norse Jōl, which refers to a Germanic pagan feast lasting 12 days that was later Christianized into Christmas.[4]

    In Old English geōla[5] meant “December”. The ancient Anglo-Saxon calendar had two “tides” of 60 day periods: “Litha Tide”, roughly equivalent to modern June and July, and “Giuli Tide” to December and January. The remaining months were lunar 29-day periods—the New Year began with the second half of that tide, also known as “Wulfmonath”.

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