List of winter festivals

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List of winter festivals: This is an incomplete list of festivals and holidays that take place during the winter in the northern hemisphere, especially those commemorating the season. Many festivals of light take place in this period, since the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere is the Winter Solstice. See also Christmas around the world for more information about Christmas specifically.

Holidays are listed in chronological order under each heading.

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Celtic

Chinese

Christian

Germanic

  • Modranect, or Mothers' Night, the Saxon winter solstice festival.
  • Yule the Celtic winter soltice festival

Jewish

  • Hanukkah - December (variable) - eight day festival commemorating the miracle of the candles after the destruction of the Temple

Neopagan

Persian

  • Yalda (Winter Solstice) - Birth of Sun God Mehr

Roman

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