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The public is showing greater interest in what have been seen as less important Chinese festivals such as the Qixi Festival, the Chinese equivalent of Valentine's Day, and the Dongzhi Festival or winter solstice festival, which is celebrated with a meal of Chinese dumplings or jiaozi.
Oct 24-Nov 21 SCORPIO DON'T get too excited about Christmas - the Pagans want their winter solstice festival back and they're campaigning for Crexit.
Holly, ivy and other greenery (eg mistletoe) were originally used in pre-Christian times to celebrate the Winter Solstice Festival, repel evil spirits and celebrate new growth.
Historically, the yule log would refer to what began as a Northern European Winter Solstice festival, dating back to the 6th or 7th century.