Bells: YULE TRADITIONS AND SYMBOLS

A throwback to the ancient Pagans, festival participants originally rang bells to drive away the demons that surfaced during the cold, dark time of the year.

The Christian bible, however, stated that people should ” … make a joyful noise to the Lord.”

Since the tinkle of bells seemed to fit the bill, the tradition of bellringing during the holiday season survived and still remains intact today.