The Winter Solstice


Every culture, every religion has found a reason to celebrate the winter solstice. Whatever your tradition is, I hope you do have cause to celebrate, family and friends to be with and warmth and happiness to share.

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Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

3 thoughts on “The Winter Solstice”

  1. Groupie of cyclic rituals or celebrations I’m not nor have I ever been. The Winter Solstice, however, means much to me. It marks the end of shorter light and the beginning of lengthening light in the days. Because I’m an evolutionist this touches me, but as a living breathing, emotion-filled person more light (even incrementally) in the day brings is good tidings. Here’s to Winter Solstice! Woo-hoo!!!!

  2. SOLSTICE Serenity – Outdoors – Love -Sunset – Thanks – Infinite – Candlelight – Evergreens: A very beautiful and special time of year when the dark of night comes earliest. The day is the shortest. Tinged with sadness but filled with opportunity to follow a special ritual that feels just right for you. It could be lighting candles early and listening to specially selected music. It could be outdoors sitting quietly on a circle of evergreen boughs around a small campfire with your children or a few of your closest friends. Then returning indoors to drink a special concoction for the occasion. All the while, feeling the rhythm of the earth. Being one with the earth – of the earth. Peaceful. Serene.

  3. Winter solstice—the first day of winter in the northern hemisphere. Late dawn, early sunset, short day and long night. It’s a wondrous astronomical event signaling humankind to celebrate. Another season coming to pass which will bring us closer to spring—the season of renewal. It’s wonderful living in this part of the world where the four seasons can be experienced.

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