This Sabbat represents the rebirth of light from darkness, as the Sun will begin its return. Here, on the longest night of the year, the Virgin Goddess gives birth to the Sun God and hope for new light is reborn. In the Lycian Tradition, we call this Sabbat the Winter Solstice (not Yule), and celebrate in ritual by having a funeral dirge for the body of the Old King (a small log), decorating it and passing it through a decorated wreath (the Goddess) to symbolize the birth of the young God.
How do you honor this time of year? Please share your experiences, and feel free to add links to additional information.
A history of the Winter Solstice