The spirit of Christmas is an ancient tradition whose origins date back to the Celtic civilization, where celebrated the winter solstice around December 20 and 21 of each year in the northern hemisphere.
Over time, the Catholic religion associated this holiday with the birth of the Child Jesus on December 25, however, around the world this symbolic and beautiful tradition is still commemorated through rituals.
What exactly is the Spirit of Christmas?
Legend has it that a kind being from far away lands arrived in the Nordic lands just at winter solstice and entered the homes of kind-hearted people to fulfill their wishes, much like what Santa Claus does in modern times.
It is said that the Spirit of Christmas comes down to earth and visits us on the night of the winter solstice between 10:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m., propitious moment to make all the kindest requests and wishes. According to the online magazine Navidad.es, the fundamental concepts of this tradition are two: giving and receiving, as well as giving thanks.
When does the Spirit of Christmas arrive in this 2022?
Following the tradition, we can say that the spirit will arrive on the night of Wednesday, December 21, 2022, the day the winter solstice occurs.
Rituals to receive the Spirit of Christmas
Many people in the world continue to celebrate this beautiful tradition because they believe that from this day on we begin to feel the warm energies of Christmas and we become more kind, empathetic and grateful. Next, we leave you some rituals to honor his arrival on the night of this Wednesday, December 21.
A tradition is to clean the home on the same day that the Spirit of Christmas will arrive. At the end, and just at the time your arrival is expected, incense must be lit to prepare the environment and receive its energy.
The candles are the most powerful elements to manifest because they represent the connection between the mystical, divine, spiritual or magical with the earthly world.
The ritual consists of preparing a small altar with 3 candles: a red one for love, a green one for luck, a gold one for prosperity and a silver one for money. At 10:00 p.m. on December 21, light the candles and wait for the arrival of the Spirit of Christmas.
Offering to the Spirit of Christmas
This ritual is very simple and one of the most powerful for the Spirit of Christmas. You must leave three candles on a table: one red, one yellow or one blue. In the middle of the 3 candles, place seasonal fruits such as oranges, tangerines, pears, apples, etc.
On a sheet write down the thanks of the year and your kindest wishes for this Christmas. Leave your notes on the altar and prepare an incense.
When exactly 10:00 p.m. open curtains, blinds and all the windows in your homelight the candles and incense and leave them for as long as you consider appropriate for the Spirit of Christmas to enter your home.
When the incense runs out, close everything and put out the candles, these should be used as centerpieces for your Christmas dinner.
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