Yule Log

The tradition of burning a Yule Log over the Christmas period appears to stem from pagan winter solstice festivals. The selection of the tree/piece of wood for the Yule Log had a specific ceremony for the collection of the wood, and was meant to be a symbol of luck and prosperity for the coming seasons. With modern heating the traditional Yule log experience has been replaced with a fabulous cake – the Bûche de Noël.

 

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