In the League of German Maidens, the compulsory youth organization for girls, the religious rights of a mythical Aryan past are re-enacted. The sun-whisk swastika is carried in procession. The loom of fate and destiny of Nordic legend is woven once more. By 1939, the very word “Christmas” has been banned from official use. In children’s books, there are no references to Christ, to angels, or to shepherds. Instead there are emissaries of nature and the power of the sun. Concerted efforts are being made to convert Christmas into a festival of light. In the National Socialist calendar, the summer solstice has become a national holiday. The swastika is revered as the sign of the sun and of creation. Ceremonial fires are lit all over the Reich. In nocturnal rituals, fire incantations are recited by the assembled worshippers of the new Nordic faith.
from the 'Occult History of the Third Reich'.