The term, coined in 1998, refers to the period of festivities which takes place in the middle of winter, including Christmas and other religious or secular festivals like Jewish Hanukkah, Hindu Diwali and pagan festivals such as Yule.
To find out more about the word, see these links:
UK Winterval gets frosty reception
Where it all started …
Welcome to Winterval
Political correctness and Christmas
WE’RE NOT GOING TO CALL CHRISTMAS WINTERVALL!!!!!
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