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Yule refers to pagan feasts during the Germanic winter solstice. They involved the giving of gifts, festive gifts, decorated trees and coloured lights to ward off evil spirits. Live evergreen trees were often brought into homes during a harsh winter as a reminder to the inhabitants that soon their crops would grow again......
(Yule是指日耳曼人在冬至舉行的異教節日。他們會互相給予禮物,這些節日的禮物會用樹枝和彩色燈光裝飾以用來驅邪。在嚴寒的冬天裡居民常常將常青樹帶入家中以提醒他們不久作物又會再生長了…(更完整的介紹請看接下來的內文^^)

(五十三) Yuletide Offerings (聖誕季節的奉獻)

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