Celebrated on December 24 or the day of the Winter Solstice

Also known as Mutternacht, Modranect, Night of the Mothers, Mothers' Night

Mōdraniht was a Saxon and Anglo Saxon festival that took place on the eve of Yule. No details of the original festival survive though it was mentioned by the 8th century historian Bede. He seemed to indicate that they stayed up through the night. Sacrifices and feasting were quite likely. It may have been a new year celebration.

Among modern Heathens, this is a time to honor the matrilineal ancestors as well as living mothers and grandmothers, matron Goddesses and the dísir

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