New Year for Trees

New Year for Trees

Around December 23
Today, several groups in Great Britain and Ireland practice what they believe to be ancient Druidism. They hold Druidic festivals at the beginning of spring, summer, autumn and winter. They observe December 23 as the New Year for Trees, because it falls right after the Winter Solstice, which marks the rebirth of the sun and the start of a new year according to the tree calendar.
See also Tu Bishvat
SOURCES:
RelHolCal-2004, p. 270
Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary, Fourth Edition. © 2010 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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