From celebrating the Day of the Nymphs to paying homage to a Roman Catholic Saint, the end of December not only marked Christmas celebrations, but also presents a handful of birthday connections that deal with the Middle Ages and ancient Greek goddesses.
December 24th Birthdays
During the days of old England, the Yule log was lit on Christmas Eve. The traditions of this day differ depending where they were celebrated. While some lands exchanged Christmas gifts, others would sit down to enjoy the most significant of their holiday meals on this night. Keep in mind that a Capricorn born on this day usually doesn’t like to face confrontation with family or friends, or become a part of a negative situation. For the most, they are interested in keeping peaceful order in their lives.
December 27th Birthdays
If you were born on this day, you share a birthday with the Norse goddess of fertility, love, and beauty named Freya. The feast day of the Roman Catholic Saint John the Apostle takes place on this day. In the first year of the ministry, John was called by Jesus. He is known as the ‘beloved disciple’ because he was the only one who did not abandon Christ at the moment of the crucifixion. Capricorns born on this day tend to have two sides of their personality. Part of you tends to ignore outside influences that contribute to power struggles and money problems, while the other side of you is practical and feels compassion for the plight of others.
December 28th Birthdays
If you lived during the Middle Ages, then you would spend your birthday celebrating at the Feast of Foods , a popular get-together that aims to pay homage to the light-hearted spirit of the Roman Saturnalia. The day would have been spent switching the normal roles of society. For example, masters would spend their time waiting on their servants. Capricorns born on this day usually have a knack for business and come equipped with a practical mind, forward-thinking ideas, and great organizational skills.
December 29th Birthdays
The ancient Greeks would gather on this day to celebrate the Day of the Nymphs to pay tribute to Andromeda, Ariadne, and Artemis. The winter fertility festival called the Haloa was also a highlight of December 29th, where the people worshiped Demeter, Dionysus, and the Eleusinian mysteries. In China, people located in various parts of the country made offerings to the gods at a festival held annually that centered on peace and renewed spirituality.
Other December birthday connections include:
December 20 , In the north, there is a tradition associated with the night of December 20, which celebrates the Eve of the Winter Solstice.
December 21 , On this day, the Druidic festival of Alban Arthuan (also known as Arthur’s Light) celebrates the traditional birthday of King Arthur, where the poor receive money and gifts.
December 30 , Expect plays centered on a medieval sword dance that symbolizes the reawakening of the earth from the death of winter as a tradition held up in some English villages , a practice dating back to the 17th century.
December 31 , In some parts of England and Scotland, homeowners fling open their doors at the stroke of midnight in hopes of allowing good luck to enter for the new year.