Today, December 21, is the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s the darkest day of the year. But it marks the turnaround when the days start getting lighter and brighter. It’s a time to celebrate all of the good things to come.
Since ancient times, the winter solstice has been celebrated with festivals and rituals by many cultures around the globe. It symbolizes the death and rebirth of the sun.
It also coincides with many of our holidays at this time of year, like Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Yule, Saturnalia, Midwinter, and many more.
I’ll be celebrating with my family by lighting some candles and sharing a nice bottle of red wine. Don’t forget to spill a little to the gods.
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