In most forms of Wicca, this holiday is celebrated at the winter solstice as the rebirth of the Great horned hunter God, who is viewed as the newborn solstice sun. The method of gathering for this sabbat varies by practitioner. Some have private Ceremonies at home, while others do so with their covens. Yule festivities for modern Wiccans and Neopagans involve the burning of the Yule log on an open fire to honour the lord Cernunnos or the Horned God; the log is decorated with holly and other symbolic paraphernalia. Also during the many Wiccan Yule rituals, the Oak King defeats the Holly King. This signifies the changes in the season.