Winter Solstice


 

The winter solstice or midwinter is the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and is due to e axial tilt of the Earth.  Although the winter solstice itself lasts only a moment in time, the term sometimes refers to the day on which it occurs. Other names include “midwinter”, or the “shortest day” and it is often referred to as the beginning of winter which lasts until February.

Winter solstice had had various interpretations across different cultures, but many have held a recognition of rebirth, involving festivals, gatherings, and rituals. 

 

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