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Asatru Festivals

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Yule
12.20.2014 - 12.31.2014Yuletide (December 20-31) - This is a time for honoring the clan, both living and dead, and for celebrating the rebirth of the Sun in the depth of winter. It is marked by feasting, gift giving, visiting friends and kin, and remembering those family members who have died. Yule marks the death of one year and the birth of another, as a turning of the endless cycle.

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Charming of the Plow
02.14.2015 Charming of the Plow/Disting (around February 14) - Disting is sacred to the female ancestors, to Freya, and to Vali, God of vengeance and rebirth. The earth was traditionally prepared for planting at this time, and local assemblies, or "Things," met to discuss legal matters and to give the people a chance to get together and socialize.

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Ostara
03.21.2015 Easter (around March 21) - Easter, or Ostara, is named in honor of the Goddess of the Dawn. Her tokens are eggs, rabbits, and all things concerned with the coming of life with the coming of warmer weather in the springtime.

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Walburga
04.30.2015 Walburga/May Day (April 30-May 1) - Walburga is a Goddess connected with the dead who sleep in the burial mounds awaiting rebirth. Her mood is somber and foreboding, in contrast with the next day, May Day, when the theme shifts to rebirth, life, and fertility.

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