of-the-people asked: Can you explain the 12 night of yule to me? Is it always between 12/21 and 1/1 or do the dates change? Dies every day have a specific type of people you honor like mother's night? If so how do I go about honoring? (Sorry if it is worded weirdly)
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There’s a really good description of Yule here, that talks a little about the twelve days. Basically, Yule is the extended celebration of the most important time of the year. It wasn’t always twelve days depending on where you were in the world, and I’m sure not everyone celebrates twelve days now.
Sometimes it’s hard to pin down celebrations because, historically, we’re limited in our information and, in both modern and ancient times, different tribes or groups had different traditions.
This article has a decent explanation of what some Heathens do for the Twelve Days. (Scroll down to the “modern” section.) This might be especially useful if you follow the Nine Noble Virtues. (I don’t personally, but I know that many do.)
My Yule is simple. An event with the Kindred and a meal on Midwinter. I’m deciding about that whole “work/don’t work” during the twelve days thing.
I think it would be cool if you devoted the twelve days to twelve different people/Gods/what-have-you, but that’s in no way standard.
I’m not sure if this was any help, but I’m honestly still figuring out a bunch of this stuff myself.